Rangers eye up Championship senior man to fill vacant role after Warburton exit - journalist
By Alex Stevens
Rangers are lining up Huddersfield recruitment guru Stuart Webber for a possible director of football role, according to a journalist.
ESPN FC correspondent Pete O’Rourke took to Twitter on Sunday afternoon to claim the Scottish giants have set their sights on the Championship executive as they aim to revamp their managerial structure.
Manager Mark Warburton, his assistant David Weir and head of recruitment Frank McParland were dismissed on Friday night after a week of behind-the-scenes manoeuvrings at Ibrox.
O’Rourke reported on his personal Twitter account that Huddersfield director of football operations Webber is a target for Rangers as they weigh up appointing a technical director.
— Pete O’Rourke (@SportsPeteO) February 12, 2017
This suggests that Rangers are keen on a number of senior managerial appointments as they look to replace Warburton and company.
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Ironically, Webber, 32, was the former director of recruitment at the Liverpool academy when McParland was in overall charge of managing the youth set-up at the Premier League giants.
Webber began his career at Wrexham, moving to Anfield to work with McParland and Damien Comolli on academy recruitment in 2009.
A brief spell with Queens Park Rangers was followed by three years as head of recruitment at Wolves before the Welshman moved to Huddersfield to replace Ross Wilson, now head of recruitment at Southampton.
Webber has been a key figure in the renaissance of Huddersfield, who are challenging strongly for promotion to the Premier League.
The Yorkshire club are third in the Championship after this weekend’s fixtures, just seven points behind leaders Newcastle.