On June 20th 2017, Rangers announced that they had appointed Mark Allen as the club’s new Director of Football.
Mark Allen has transformed Rangers off the pitch since being appointed as director of football, overseeing a huge player turnover and brought in Steven Gerrard as manager.
Loads of supporters were over the moon with the club’s decision to appoint Mark Allen, as they took to Twitter to express their opinion.
Good bit of business!
— Rangers Central (@GersCentral) June 20, 2017
— deacon365 (@deacon2112) 20 June 2017
this is my favourite signing so far, need to get a foundation built and rebuild up the lack of youth development for the last few years
— Stuart Hill (@TherealstuHill) June 20, 2017
Good appointment. Manager can get stuck in with the squad knowing a good DF with a network of contacts is running the club as a whole.
— Just a Family Guy (@stewie11221) June 20, 2017
— Brian Kinkead (@BNJKinkead) June 20, 2017
Mark Allen spent a long period of time with Manchester City as their Academy Director and was responsible for revolutionising their youth set up.
On the 20th of June 2017, Rangers appointed Mark Allen as the club’s new Director of Football.
Indeed, the Welshman took over when the club was an absolute mess during Pedro Caixinha’s reign and things didn’t exactly get better with Graeme Murty in charge. But, since then things have improved massively as he managed to bring in Steven Gerrard, which has certainly worked wonders for the Glasgow club up until this point.
Also, he’s managed to fix the club’s scouting system with Andy Scoulding taking charge, as well as planning changes to the Hummels training centre.
So, it comes as no surprise that some fans were excited to see that Mark Allen had been appointed as the clubs new director of football as he’s been able to attract a number of talented players to Ibrox, as well as helping improve the way the club works and of course, bringing in Steven Gerrard, which is arguably his best achievement.