Norwich City transfer rumours: Rangers eye Alex Neil’s recruitment chief

PUBLISHED: 11:28 01 June 2017 | UPDATED: 11:31 01 June 2017

Nelson Oliveira was signed by Norwich City during Alex Neil's tenure. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Nelson Oliveira was signed by Norwich City during Alex Neil's tenure. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

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Scottish Premiership club Rangers are considering a move for City scout Joe Savage as their new director of football.

The Daily Record reported on Thursday that Savage, who worked with ex-Norwich boss Alex Neil at both Hamilton and the Canaries, is on the radar of the Ibrox giants.

Savage worked on recruitment and game analysis at Accies before linking up with Neil in Norfolk and is credited with unearthing the likes of Tony Andreu in Scotland and some of City’s European forays that attracted Ivo Pinto, Nelson Oliveira and Timm Klose to the club.

Rangers’ boss Pedro Caixinha wants to shake up his backroom team to try and bridge the gap to bitter rivals Celtic and Savage’s contacts on the continent would be a plus factor, according to the Record.

Norwich sporting director, Stuart Webber, confirmed the appointments of Chris Badlan and Kieran Scott on Wednesday to head up a new look recruitment structure at Colney following the departures of former technical director Ricky Martin, Lee Darnbrough and Tony Spearing.

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