Andrew McKinlay a Rangers CEO contender as Hearts supremo 'considered'

Hearts CEO Andrew McKinlay is on Rangers' radar
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Andrew McKinlay is reportedly in the running to be Rangers' new chief executive after impressing with his work at Hearts.

The Ibrox side are on the lookout for a new supremo after James Bisgrove left last month for a job in Saudi Arabia. They are in the process of identifying his replacement with chairman John Bennett doing the role on a temporary basis in the meantime.

McKinlay has now been identified as a potential candidate, reports the Daily Record. He has been in the position at Tynecastle for four years and in that time has helped improve the club's financial position, grown corporate revenue streams and helped oversee the Tynecastle Park Hotel project which is now up and running.

The club's on-pitch performances have been up to scratch too, with two third-placed finishes in three years and the Jambos about to embark on another European group stage campaign as a result.

McKinlay was recently been crowned the SPFL's chief executive officer of the year and also won the award two years prior. It's far from his first role in sport after previous stints at the SFA, SWPL and Scottish Golf.

Hearts are already losing sporting director Joe Savage who has also been performing well in the role and recently informed the club of his decision to step away amid interest from England. That could leave the Jambos needed recruits in two key positions should Ranges decide to swoop for McKinlay.