Rangers have appointed Nils Koppen as the club’s new Head of Football Recruitment.

The 38-year-old leaves his position as Head of Scouting at PSV to take the role at Ibrox. He’s previously spent just over five years at the Dutch club having initially joined in 2018.

The Belgian has worked in a variety of roles since joining the Eindhoven club in the summer of 2018. He started his time at PSV as an International Youth Scout prior to becoming Head of Video Scouting two years later. That job was followed up alongside his role as an International Scout before assuming his most recent position. 

In the past, he's also worked with the Belgian FA and spent time as the Head of Youth Recruitment at Genk.

Rangers have announced that Koppen’s appointment as Director of Football Recruitment “confirms the completion of the men’s football board” with Tom Taylor to also join the club from Brighton on December 22 as the club’s new Head of Performance.

The football board “oversees and implements the club's football strategy, including making key decisions related to player trading, contracts, and squad planning”.

The board will now be comprised of Chairman John Bennett, CEO James Bisgrove; Manager Philippe Clement; Director of Football Operations Creag Robertson; Director of Medical and Performance Dr Mark Waller; Academy Director Zeb Jacobs; and now the club's new Director of Football Recruitment, Nils Koppen. The club have announced that Koppen’s role will be to “ensure the club have a thriving player trading model” and “lead the recently revamped scouting set-up at the Rangers Training Centre”.

Koppen said: “I am delighted to be joining such a prestigious club like Rangers in what is a crucial role for the club’s forward strategy.

“The Chairman and CEO have both been clear in recent times our player trading model has to function better and on a more regular basis.

“I look forward to working with the scouting team already here at the club to ensure we reach our goals in the coming years.”