Football News: Nottingham Forest poised to acquire Ross Wilson as their new sporting director

Nottingham Forest Close to Signing Rangers Sporting Director Ross Wilson

Rangers’ sporting director Ross Wilson is reportedly in advanced discussions with Nottingham Forest to replace Filippo Giraldi, who was sacked on Tuesday. Wilson has an impressive resume, having previously worked with Falkirk, Watford, Huddersfield Town and Southampton. During his four-year tenure at Ibrox, he helped Rangers achieve their 55th top-flight title under manager Steven Gerrard, and even appointed Giovanni van Bronckhorst as his successor when the former left for Aston Villa.

Wilson later brought Michael Beale to Rangers after van Bronckhorst’s departure. He also oversaw the significant sale of academy graduate Nathan Patterson to Everton in a £16m deal last January and Calvin Bassey to Ajax for just under £23m. However, he has faced criticism for his signings, given that Celtic won the Scottish Premiership title last season and are currently in contention for another one.

Last month, thousands of signs were unfurled before a game against Motherwell with fans calling for Wilson and managing director Stewart Robertson to be relieved of their duties. Sky Sports’ Kris Boyd believes that Wilson’s move can benefit both clubs and the sporting director. Boyd thinks that “if the opportunity comes for Ross Wilson to a massive club in Nottingham Forest, you would feel as if it would be too good an opportunity for him to turn down.”

Steve Cooper pictured at full-time following the 2-0 defeat to Aston Villa
Steve Cooper’s Forest side are 18th in the Premier League as they look to avoid relegation

As Forest looks to avoid relegation from the Premier League and consolidate itself as a permanent playing club here, Wilson’s move would be a significant boost. Nottingham Forest reportedly sees the move as the perfect fit for them and is keen to acquire Wilson’s services. Stay tuned for further updates.

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