Ross Wilson has accepted a Rangers contract offer and is set to become their new director of football, Football Insider can reveal.

The Southampton head of football operations is now tying up his departure as he prepares to return to his native Scotland.

Ibrox sources have told Football Insider that Wilson, 36, has told the Premier League club he is leaving and the paperwork on the deal is now being finalised.

Rangers are hopeful they can announce Wilson as their new recruitment chief during the international break.

He is set to replace Mark Allen, who quit the post for “family reasons” last month, two years after turning down the job.

Wilson claimed the timing was wrong at the time but has been convinced by the ambition of Rangers and their board, as well as Steven Gerrard.

The Ibrox manager has spoken to Wilson to convince him to make the move back to his homeland after eight years in England.

Wilson knows the Scottish game very well after starting out at Falkirk before moving south of the border in 2011.

He has worked his way up the recruitment ladder, with posts at Watford and Huddersfield before he joined Southampton as director of football in 2015.

Wilson has also been on the board of the Premier League club.

Allen, joined Rangers in the spring of 2017 after quitting his job as Manchester City academy chief, returned to England soon after the Scottish transfer window had shut.

He was credited with overseeing an ambitious and expensive overhaul of the club’s playing staff compared to the previous half-decade.

This culminated in the blockbuster deadline day signing of Ryan Kent from Liverpool for £6.5million rising to £7.5million.

In other Rangers news, it can be REVEALED that the club have offered a £4.2million new deal.