By Harvey Byrne

Rangers have held talks with Brentford’s head of football operations Robert Rowan over the current vacant director of football position, according to a report.

Scottish news outlet STV has claimed that the 26-year-old met Gers officials last week as they attempt a management shake up following the deapartures of Mark Warburton, David Weir and Frank McParland.

It is believed that the famous Ibrox club are set to hold formal interviews for both the management and director of football roles this week and Rowan has been identified as a possible candidate.

The relatively young Brentford chief has held his position at the club for three years since 2014 and even worked with Warburton at the London club for a year.

He has also had two spells with Rangers’ fierce rivals Celtic, also totalling three years.

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Between his two stints at the Hoops he also worked for the Scottish Football Association between 2011 and 2014 in a ‘head of technical scouting and opposition analyst’ role.

Rangers are also understood to have held talks with Southampton’s scouting chief Ross Wilson, while the report names Tottenham head of recruitment Paul Mitchell as another potential candidate.

However, it may be more beneficial for the club to appoint a new manager before securing a director of football.

In other Rangers news, here is why the Gers must avoid appointing this Premier League chief.

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