Nottingham Forest have moved quickly to appoint Rangers man Ross Wilson into a key off-field position. The 39-year-old has replaced Filippo Giraldi after he was dismissed on Tuesday night.
The Telegraph claimed that Rangers had agreed to let their man leave last night with Wilson holding a desire to join Forest. At around 10pm last night, an official announcement came from the Reds regarding Wilson.
Marinakis, it would seem, has once again made someone pay for an awful recruitment drive in January. He did the same back in October when recruitment staff members George Syrianos and Andy Scott were sent on their way.
Wilson is quite experienced for a relatively young member of staff. He has played a major part in shaping the transfer and recruitment strategy at Rangers; although things have gone a little bit south in that sense since Steven Gerrard departed.
Forest signed Danilo and Felipe in the summer and those two have proved useful additions. It’s fair to say that Jonjo Shelvey, Chris Wood and Andre Ayew haven’t worked out; with both Keylor Navas and Gustavo Scarpa also arriving at the City Ground.
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Forest appoint Ross Wilson but what role will he actually hold
What’s quite telling here is that Wilson has a different job title to that of Giraldi at the City Ground. That immediately asks the question of whether he will have different responsibilities.
His work at Southampton, Huddersfield and Rangers has seen him oversee recruitment. Not only that but he’s also worked wonders when it comes to stabilising clubs with a conveyor belt of talent emerging from academies.
At this City Ground, it could mean that he does more of the off-field side of the recruiting rather than bolstering the playing staff.
The usual responsibilities include identification, articulation and implementation of consistent technical philosophy and strategy.
Now it will be interesting to see what Wilson is responsible for at the City Ground as Forest look to get some structure in place off the pitch.