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30th Mar, 2017 | 6:26am

Confirmed: Rangers bid to land senior man this week

By Matt Farr

Rangers managing director Stewart Robertson has revealed the club are set to resume their search for a new director of football later this week.

The Scottish club had already conducted interviews with a number of potential candidates, but the move to appoint a new chief at Ibrox was put on hold following the arrival of Pedro Caixinha at the club.

Caixinha was appointed as the new Rangers manager earlier this month on a three-year-deal.

But Rangers are also keen to see the Portuguese work alongside a director of football at Ibrox, as part of a significant shake up of the backroom team after the departure of Mark Warburton in February.

However, with their pursuit set to resume later this week, Robertson admitted that Rangers would not rush into making any decision.

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He told STV: “We’ve taken a couple of weeks to get Pedro settled in, which has gone well so far, and we’re just about to pick that up again in terms of looking for candidates for the director of football role.

“That will take as long as it takes. There’s no time frame that we’ve set for that. We just want to get the best possible person for the job and we will start into that again this week.”

A host of names have been shortlisted by Rangers to fill the vacant senior role, although it is understood that they have already been rejected be two reported candidates.

It was reported by the Scottish Sun earlier this month that Southampton chief Ross Wilson had contacted Robertson to withdraw himself from the race.

The Daily Mail later claimed that Huddersfield recruitment guru Stuart Webber had also rejected an approach from Rangers.

Tottenham’s Paul Mitchell, who is currently on gardening leave, is also believed to be among the list of candidates.

In other Rangers news, Robertson has also delivered an update on the future of this highly-rated wonderkid amid reported interest from Chelsea.

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