McParland: I’ll find the talent for top flight
FRANK McPARLAND, the new Head of Recruitment at Rangers, admits he has a blank canvas upon which to work as he looks to play his part in the Ibrox rebuilding job by bringing “exceptional” players to the club.
McParland will be at the forefront of the search for reinforcements for the January transfer window as Mark Warburton’s side look to clinch a return to the Premiership sooner rather than later. He will, Rangers hope, then have a key part to play in the summer as Warburton and assistant David Weir attempt to build a squad capable of competing for the top flight title.
The former Liverpool youth chief stepped down as sporting director at Burnley to take up a role on Warburton’s staff and is relishing the challenge at Ibrox. “I’ve just come from Burnley, where we were looking at players to get us out of the Championship, players to help us stay in the Championship, and looking for players for if we were to be promoted,” McParland told rangers. co.uk. “So you’ve got to have a few sets of eyes on different things that you want to do, but obviously we want players that can play in the Premiership next year. It is a blank canvas, and I am going to sit down and analyse it and get my head around everything we’ve got, and see where we can improve it.
“We need to analyse what is needed and see what money is available. The team are doing not bad at the moment, so it’s going to take some exceptional players to get guys out of the team at the moment. Whoever we bring in has to be a lot better than what we have already, so it won’t be an easy task.”
RECRUITING ROLE: Frank McParland is relishing his job at Ibrox