The prospect excited Struth, but, he was to confess afterwards, it also filled him with trepidation.
He later recalled: "Bailie Buchanan (Rangers chairman) stopped me in the street and took me aside. He told me they wanted me as manager.
"I replied: 'No, no, no. Get yourself another manager. Leave me in a job I know'."
Struth and Wilton had developed a close working relationship, especially during the chaos of the war years.
Once Struth was convinced himself the decision of the board was unanimous. He was confirmed as the second manager of Rangers on June 15, 1920.
Having been the club trainer up until that point, he was the right choice. He knew the players and the players knew him. More importantly, they respected his methods.
He may have been a hard task master but the players had a high regard for him. The Evening Times called the appointment "popular and sensible".
During his time with Wilton, Struth had been learning his trade, increasing his contacts and improving his knowledge of football.
He had built up respect within the game through his influence with Rangers and also Scotland.
Struth was just a month short of his 45th birthday and as ready as he would ever be to step into the manager's chair. It was a new dawn.
Struth swept aside any lingering lack of self-belief and, backed by the confidence of the board, threw himself into the position.
THE STRUTH RECORD
18 Scottish League titles
10 Scottish Cup victories
2 League Cup wins
7 war-time titles
19 Glasgow Cups
17 Glasgow Merchant Cups