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Nottingham Forest want Rangers sporting director Ross Wilson

Nottingham Forest are keen on appointing Rangers sporting director Ross Wilson, reports The Athletic.

The Tricky Trees parted with Filippo Giraldi as their sporting director yesterday.

Forest have signed 29 players since returning to the English top-flight last year.

However, their outlay has yielded nothing, with Forest 18th in the Premier League with eight games left to play.

The City Ground club want changes behind the scenes and are interested in recruiting Wilson.

The Rangers chief has experience in England having worked with Watford, Huddersfield Town and Southampton.

Wilson was the Hornets’ academy manager before becoming Director of Football Operations with the Terriers and Saints.

He joined the Ibrox club in October 2019 and has played a huge role in their recent achievements.

Rangers won the Scottish Premiership in 2021 for the first time since 2011.

They also reached the final of the Europa League last year, thanks to some smart recruitment in recent years.

Forest tracked Wilson for a while and have entered negotiations with Rangers.

The 39-year-old has turned down several opportunities to return to England in recent seasons.

However, there is confidence he will accept the Reds’ offer.

He will come at a price given how crucial he is to the Light Blues.

With just an inferior goal difference keeping them in the drop zone, survival is still feasible.

If they stay up, Forest will need to do better in the summer transfer window to boost their survival chances for next season.

Recruiting Wilson will help them make sensible transfer and sporting decisions.

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