Dundee’s head of youth, Stephen Wright, is a frontrunner to become the new academy director of Rangers, Courier Sport can reveal.
It was announced earlier this month that Craig Mulholland will be leaving his Ibrox post at the end of the season.
Wright, a former Light Blues player and academy coach, is a leading candidate to replace him and is set to have talks with his old club.
The 51-year-old former Scotland international is a hugely respected figure in youth football.
He moved to Dens Park four years ago after a successful spell in charge of the Fife Elite Academy.
Wright has ensured the conveyor belt of youngsters moving into the Dundee first team squad has quickened.
Other notable developments in his time in charge have been the partnership established with St John’s High School and links created with the likes of Kanzen Karate and Hawkhill Harriers, two successful local sports clubs who have their own expertise that can be shared.
It would be a huge blow should talks with Rangers lead to his departure, especially as other high profile figures have left Dens Park in recent days.
Dundee are currently seeking to appoint a new first team manager and also have a vacancy for head of recruitment, following the departure of Gary Bowyer and Gary Ogilvie.
Callum Davidson turned down the chance to replace Bowyer, with the likes of Robbie Neilson and Charlie Adam since linked with that job.
Whoever Dundee choose for their next manager will be their fourth in just 18 months.
One piece of good news amid the off-field turmoil has been academy product Lyall Cameron signing a new deal.