Former Rangers captain Craig Moore has emerged as a potential contender for the director of football role at Ibrox.
The 41-year-old Australian has developed a solid reputation in a similar post at Brisbane Roar, who recently ruined Carlos Tevez’s debut for Shanghai Shenhua by defeating the super-rich Chinese club in the Asian Champions League.
Moore has guided the A-League side’s recruitment policy and contract negotiations since his appointment in 2015. He previously developed a network of wider contacts during a role as a mentor and advisor to international players with Football Federation Australia.
Craig Moore (right) battles Celtic striker John Hartson during his playing days at the Ibrox club
Moore won a Treble under Alex McLeish, another who has been linked with a return to Rangers
Rangers managing director Stewart Robertson confirmed earlier this week that the club were working towards assembling a short-list for what will be a key strategic role following the departure of Mark Warburton’s management team.
Southampton scouting director Ross Wilson, Watford sporting director Luke Dowling and Hudderfield football operations chief Stuart Webber are among the other names to be linked.
Moore joined Rangers as a teenager and had two spells at the club, separated by a stint at Crystal Palace. The powerful centre back won five league championships and a Treble under Alex McLeish’s management in 2003.
It is, however, his work at Brisbane that would be the focus of interest for the Ibrox club as they take time to consider their options.