Rangers boss Mark Warburton is thrilled that his club have managed to secure the services of Frank McParland as their head of recruitment, insisting he trusts the former Liverpool academy director's judgement 100 per cent.
Warburton worked alongside McParland at Brentford prior to moving to take charge of Rangers this summer. The Englishman has had an instant impact at Ibrox, leading the Gers to the top of the Scottish Championship table.
However, he inherited a vastly diminished scouting department and has now set about rebuilding the club's player recruitment set-up, with McParland the key man.
"You live and die by the quality of your recruitment, and we’ve been patient to get the right man at the right time", Warburton explained to Rangers TV.
"It was a tough one for Frank as he was at a good place in Burnley – a tremendous club that’s well managed by Sean Dyche – and I’m sure is destined for the Premier League again", the Englishman continued.
"He’s a man of knowledge and experience, and he understands the game too. He has a great reputation in terms of finding players both young and older, so I am in no doubt he will be of an enormous benefit for Rangers Football Club."
And while Warburton insists he will retain the final say over who is signed and who isn't, the Rangers manager is comfortable with McParland's recommendations as he firmly trusts the club's new head of recruitment.
"Obviously, Craig Mulholland in terms of the Academy and myself in terms of the first team have the final say, but it’s about dialogue and sharing opinions and ideas, and Frank knows the attributes and qualities we’re looking for in a player in whatever position it may be.
"He understands it, and we trust his judgement 100 per cent", Warburton added.
Rangers are expected to be busy in the winter transfer window as they start to plan for a return to the Scottish top flight next season.