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Nottingham Forest in ‘advanced talks’ to raid Scottish giants Rangers for key Ibrox man

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Nottingham Forest are reportedly in advanced talks to hire Rangers director of football Ross Wilson after sacking Filippo Giraldi on Tuesday.

The 39-year-old is now into his fourth year with the Glasgow giants after first being appointed in 2019, but Football Insider reports that Forest are confident about finalising a deal soon to bring the Scot to England in a sporting director role.

Giraldi was previously tasked with overseeing the sporting operations at Forest, including their January recruitment when they landed seven new additions.

Prior to Giraldi’s exit, the City Ground outfit had sacked head of recruitment George Syrianos and head scout Andy Scott. That was after a mammoth 22 players joined over the summer and Forest made a poor start to their return to the top flight.

Forest have now moved quickly to secure a deal for Wilson, who Football Insider adds is their first-choice target.

Wilson himself has faced some questions from Ibrox fans, with questions raised over the club’s transfer activity and the fact that Celtic appear to be running away with the title again.

Rangers fans want Wilson out

Gers supporters have targeted Wilson with protests throughout the season. Indeed, there were banners raiseed and chants against the board during the win over Motherwell last month.

Wilson has previously worked in England with spells at Watford, Huddersfield and Southampton before heading back north in 2019.

As for Forest, they are still in a battle to avoid the drop.

Steve Cooper’s men currently sit 18th in the table with eight games remaining as they to look to preserve their Premier League status.

They are next in action on Sunday when they host top-four chasing Manchester United at the City Ground.

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