By Alan Hutton

27th Apr, 2023 | 8:41am

Rangers expert worried by new Ibrox appointment after confirmed Wilson news

Alan Hutton has suggested bringing in a new sporting director at Rangers would “upset the apple cart”.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Gers defender said now is “not the right time” to make such a big change.

Former sporting director Ross Wilson left Ibrox for Nottingham Forest to become their chief football officer earlier this month (12 April) after a rocky season in Glasgow.

As quoted by the Daily Record (22 April), Light Blues boss Michael Beale insisted he will support the Ibrox board if they choose not to appoint a replacement for Wilson.

Beale said it is important for the board to decide what is right for the club and will be “happy” with whatever they choose to do.

The Gers are preparing for a massive summer window as they look for a way to close the gap on their Glasgow rivals Celtic ahead of next season.

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As quoted by the BBC (13 April), Beale claimed that most of the hard work ahead of next season has already been done.

When asked if the Gers could come to regret not hiring a replacement for Wilson, Hutton told Football Insider:I think time will tell.

The manager has come out and said that a lot of the hard work is already done and things have been put in motion already.

So do you want somebody to come in and upset the apple cart with different ideas and different plans moving forward? Maybe it is not the right time.

I think Michael Beale enjoys being in this position, where he can get in the players that he wants to develop. I think he likes that he is in charge.

In other news, Michael Beale in the stands as Rangers close in on Norwich City star.