COMMENT By Dominic Toner
Rangers should do everything they can to try bring Tottenham’s head of recruitment Paul Mitchell to the club amid speculation that Frank McParland is set to leave Ibrox.
The Scottish Sun claim that McParland is poised to quit the Gers after growing unhappy with the amount of resources at his disposal.
The report details that Rangers’ current head of recruitment has had interest in him from a number of English clubs and is preparing to leave the Scottish giants.
Rangers will need to search for a new chief scout if McParland departs and available Spurs man Mitchell would be a fantastic candidate.
As reported by the Guardian in December manager Mauricio Pochettino revealed that Mitchell, who resigned from his post in August, has been held to a 16-month notice period.
He is not expected to serve the full length of the notice period and Spurs chairman Daniel Levy has reportedly secured a replacement for Mitchell in the shape of Steve Hitchen.
McParland has been responsible for some failed signings during his spell with the Gers, including the likes of Joe Garner, Philippe Senderos and Niko Kranjcar.
Meanwhile, Mitchell has been credited with unearthing some great talents during his time at White Hart Lane and at his former club Southampton.
He has helped discover and bring through the likes of Dele Alli and Eric Dier at Spurs, while helping the Saints create a conveyor belt of emerging youngsters that also included the arrival of gems Toby Alderweireld and Victor Wanyama who would eventually move to Tottenham.
Rangers should try and convince Mitchell to make the move to Scotland as he would fit in perfectly to their transfer policy.
The Gers are not able to compete with great rivals Celtic or the riches of the Premier League, but are desperate to return to elite level and tried to purchase young players with potential in the summer.
The majority of the club’s signings have failed to make the desired impact, but Mitchell has shown that he has experience in this field.
He could make a huge impact to the club both on and off the pitch, making him the ideal candidate to replace McParland if he departs.
In other Rangers transfer news, the club’s senior star is looking for an exit after abuse from fans.