By Danny Wright

8th Mar, 2017 | 5:50pm

Ally McCoist slams Rangers pursuit of reported top target, states exactly what club needs

By Danny Wright

Ally McCoist was left bemused by Ranger’s decision to pursue Ross Wilson as their next director of football.

The Scottish Sun reported that Wilson snubbed a move to Ibrox but McCoist doesn’t understand why they ever pursued him in the first place.

Wilson is currently in charge of recruitment at Southampton and the ex-Gers manager believes that there is too much of a difference between the budgets at Ibrox and St. Mary’s for him to make any impact in Scotland.

The 54-year-old, who played for the Light Blues for 15 years, also says that his former club are in desperate need of new investment if they are to return to the pinnacle of Scottish football.

“The boy at Southampton, Ross Wilson. What is his budget at Southampton? I don’t know but I would bet it is millions. Is he going to come to Rangers and solve the problem with no budget?” said McCoist in the Daily Mail.

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“The answer is no. Ross Wilson is clearly very good at what he does but my point is he is backed financially to do what he wants to do.

“Rangers need investment, that is exactly what is needed. Clearly you don’t want to put the club in any financial trouble again. That goes without saying.”

The Glasgow club have been busy lining up a replacement for Mark Waburton as manager of the club since he left Ibrox in acrimonious circumstances in February.

Rangers announced that, as well as a new first-team boss, they would also appoint a director of football to help with the running of the team in the wake of Warburton’s exit.

Sky Sports have since reported that Pedro Caixinha could be announced as Warburton’s successor before the club’s next game against Celtic in an important Old Firm derby on Sunday.

In other Rangers news, Kirk Broadfoot has said that the Caixinha cannot lose if his first game in charge is against the Hoops.

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