Wilson to rip up Allen masterplan with new Rangers transfer blueprint - Ibrox Sources
Ross Wilson is set to rip up Mark Allen’s masterplan with a new Rangers approach to the transfer market, Football Insider understands.
Allen oversaw an astonishing turnover of players during his two years and three months at Ibrox, with 38 players being signed during his tenure.
Ibrox sources have told Football Insider that new director of football Wilson will focus far more on lifting standards of player recruitment and on quality rather than quantity.
The Rangers board are not expecting anything like the number of arrivals there were during the four-and-a-half windows that Allen was in charge.
The ex-Manchester City academy chief delivered a root-and-branch overhaul to help get Rangers back to the next level as they struggled in the face of total Celtic dominance.
Wilson will look to tweak rather than radically change the senior squad in forthcoming windows following the significant steps take during Steven Gerrard’s reign.
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Looking ahead to January and next summer, Rangers are planning to be active but the source explained it will not be “chaotic”.
Wilson is set to use his connections and knowledge built up during four years at Southampton and previous spells at Watford, Huddersfield and Falkirk to evolve and improve the playing staff.
Allen did oversee some top-tier signings, with the most notable successes being the likes of Ryan Kent, Jermain Defoe, Connor Goldson, Allan McGregor, Scott Arfield and Glen Kamara.
But there were also plenty of duds, many of whom have already being shipped out of the club, including some at significant losses.