Last week saw Mark Allen step down from his role as director of football at Rangers. The Englishman has stepped down after two years in the job.
The official line is that Allen is leaving for ‘family reasons and in order to explore other options’.
It is of course something of a blow for Rangers and boss Steven Gerrard. The Rangers manager had built up a good relationship with Allen and is disappointed he has left the club.
Speaking to the press this weekend, as told by The National, the Rangers boss discussed whether Allen needed to be replaced in the role.
Gerrard seems to think so, but believes the Rangers hierarchy should not rush into employing the wrong person for the job.
“In terms of whether the club put similar type person in that role and how long that is going to take, they are questions you will probably have to ask the board. Will I be involved in the process? Probably.
“I’m not in any rush. The club need to decide whether they want a technical director in and if the right person is out there. If they can find the right person, that is the main thing. There is no point filling it with just someone because I am sure there will be a queue for it. It has to be the right person.”
There is no doubt that Allen had a positive impact at Rangers and many would like to see his good work taken further by a proper replacement.
However, Gerrard is right when mentioning the time it will take to appoint a successor.
With the transfer window shut Rangers have plenty of time to find the right person for the job ahead of any potential business being done in January.
Hopefully, an appointment is made that can help Gerrard continue his fine work at Ibrox.