Hutton: Wilson prevented possible Rangers 'nightmare' after Gerrard 'had enough'
Alan Hutton has heralded Rangers sporting director Ross Wilson for helping avoid a “nightmare” situation over Glen Kamara’s contract.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Gers defender suggested Steven Gerrard had “had enough” of waiting for a deal to be done.
As quoted by the Daily Record, the Gers revealed he left the job of tying Kamara down to Wilson amid “patient” negotiations.
Kamara put pen to paper on a new deal running until 2025 last week.
Gerrard praised Wilson’s “magic” to get the contract over the line.
Hutton suggested the relationship and trust between the two senior figures is crucial to Rangers’ success.
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Hutton told Football Insider’s Russell Edge: “We’ve spoken about the sort of situations in the past. The relationship between the manager and the sporting director or whoever, it is key at a football club.
“It looks like Ross Wilson and Steven Gerrard trust each other. They view Glen Kamara as a massive cog in the Rangers wheel and they had to tie his down.
“You don’t want players running down contracts and leaving for nothing, that’s an absolute nightmare.
“They’re their biggest assets. I know it has taken its time but obviously Steven Gerrard has had enough.
“He told them to get it sorted out, which they did. It’s good for the player and the club.”
Wilson has been at Ibrox since his appointment in 2019.
He joined the Glasgow giants after leaving Premier League outfit Southampton.
Wilson also has experience from spells at Falkirk and Watford.