By Matt Farr

Rangers have denied claims that they are looking to appoint Brentford’s Robert Rowan as their new director of football, according to a report.

The Daily Record understand that the Gers have no intention in pursuing a deal for the 26-year-old, contrary to earlier reports.

Scottish news outlet STV had previously claimed that the head of football operations at Griffin Park had begun talks with Rangers over the vacant post last week.

Rowan was present during Rangers’ defeat to Dundee at the weekend, fuelling talk that he was one of the frontrunners for the job.

He has spent three years in his current role at Brentford, and worked alongside former Rangers boss Mark Warburton for a year.

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He has also previously worked for Rangers’ arch rivals, Celtic.

Ibrox chiefs have already begun interviewing their preferred candidates, a process which is currently underway in London.

Tottenham recruitment guru Paul Mitchell is one of the names believed to be in the running for the director of football job in Scotland, alongside Southampton’s Ross Wilson.

Rangers are also in the hunt for a new manager, with Graeme Murty only expected to take temporary charge of the first-team following Warburton’s dismissal on February 10.

The Daily Record report also states that reports linking former West Brom manager Alan Irvine to Rangers are also false.

In other Rangers news, club favourite Peter Lovenkrands insists that Rangers are going about their recruitment campaign all wrong.

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