RANGERS are set to conclude a deal to make Southampton's Ross Wilson their next director of football in the next few days, Herald and Times Sport understands.

Agreement between all parties is believed to be close as the Ibrox side close in on the former Falkirk, Watford and Huddersfield employee as the man they want to replace to Mark Allen, who left earlier in the season for family reasons.

Wilson, whose ten years south of the border have seen him rise to director of football operations at Southampton, rebuffed the approaches of the Ibrox club shortly after the appointment of Pedro Caixinha as manager, later saying it was one of the "most difficult decisions of his career". But Rangers' timing is right this time and a deal is thought to be imminent.

With loose ends still be tied up on the South Coast, Wilson is unlikely to take up the post immediately but the Ibrox side have acted quickly to bolster their front-office staff ahead of what could be a pivotal January transfer window.