Newcastle look to raid Rangers for key man

Rafa Benitez has been linked with a move for Rangers director of recruitment Frank McParland.

Friday, 20th May 2016, 8:34 am
Updated Friday, 20th May 2016, 9:46 am
Frank McParland

Benitez worked with McParland during his time at Liverpool.

McParland – who has had spells at Brentford and Burnley since leaving Liverpool – is credited with taking Raheem Sterling and Jordan Ibe to Anfield.

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United manager Benitez is in talks with the club over staying on at the relegated club.

Should the 56-year-old commit to Newcastle, then chief scout Graham Carr, 71, is expected to leave St James's Park.

However, McParland – who followed Mark Warburton from Brentford to Rangers – is reportedly happy at Ibrox, in which Newcastle owner Mike Ashley holds a controversial stake.

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