It is rare that backroom staff moves generate this much commotion amongst supporters, but Southampton fans are delighted that one man is seemingly leaving the club.
Admit speculation last week, it is now being reported that Southampton’s Director of Football – Ross Wilson is ‘expected’ to move to Rangers. Southampton are gearing up to look for his replacement.
— SaintsNews&Views (@SaintsfcViews) October 8, 2019
The Southern Daily Echo report that the Saints’ director of football operations, Ross Wilson, is expected to join Scottish giants Rangers soon after nearly four years with the south coast side.
The report goes on to say that Steve Gerrard’s side are highly keen on bringing in Wilson north of the border, and with Southampton’s big-money signings in recent years being somewhat underwhelming, it is understandable as to why the club are willing to allow their director of football operations go.
And fans were delighted with the news, with plenty of supporters taking to social media to praise the club for allowing Wilson to move on and for the man himself to seemingly accept the job being offered at Rangers.
Here’s what some Saints supporters had to say on Twitter about the impending departure of Wilson…
Hé can hardly claim to be a success based on what we fans are watching. Glad to see him go tbh
— Spencer Houghton (@SpencerHoughts) October 8, 2019
No he got the players in during the summer for the manager to work with, absolutely hopeless
— @stevebrennan (@stevebr27075195) October 8, 2019
Well given the current “directing” good!
— Roger Keith Walsh (@rogerkeith1) October 8, 2019
Leaving a sinking ship?
— チーズ (@mike_cheese) October 8, 2019
The likely departure has gone down well with Southampton fans…
I’ll drive him up there myself
— Hebbes (@HebbesAlex) October 8, 2019
Good riddance. Not exactly excelled at the job has he?!! Our recruitment has been dreadful for over 4 years now
— Barry Taylor (@baudelairestard) October 8, 2019
— steveintheforest (@1210_steve) October 8, 2019
No, he shouldve gone when les went
— mark carter (@markcar72540679) October 9, 2019
The figure to succeed Wilson at Southampton will have a big job on his hands, with Ralph Hasenhuttl likely to be reliant on the next Director of Football at the club.