As quoted by the Daily Record, Rangers managing director Stewart Robertson has cleared up some uncertainty surrounding a big Ibrox vacancy.
Mark Allen left his role as the club’s Director of Football earlier this month [BBC Sport], in a move that surprised many.
In the aftermath, Steven Gerrard admitted he was unsure whether or not the Allen would be replaced, with the Ibrox boss content to tackle the January transfer window a man light in the recruitment team [Scotsman].
Yet, Robertson has now confirmed that the hunt is on for a successor.
Rangers will appoint Director of Football
“We are taking our time as want to make sure we get the right man for the job,” said the Gers MD, as quoted by the Daily Record. “We’ll keep the structure as we have invested a lot into that side of the club.”
“Sooner would be better than later, but we are fortunate in the timing coming at the end of the August window.
“The squad is strong. On one hand, it would be ideal if we got someone in for January but it is not an issue if we don’t.”
Robertson went on to praise Allen’s contribution to the club over the last two years. He believes the job is now a much more attractive proposition than it was before the ex-Man City exec’s tenure.
These comments offer some clarity for fans amid uncertainty surrounding the Director of Football role.
From the outside looking in, Allen appeared to oversee marked improvements in the transfer market and in the football department, therefore, his sudden departure was a blow.
Steven Gerrard was the first to sing the former employee’s praises, but Rangers are still very much a work in progress.
It’s good to see the board are taking their time, given that this appointment comes at a crucial stage in the club’s rebuild.
No silverware has been delivered yet, and it’s vital that the next man through the door at Ibrox kicks on from the initial strides made by the Gerrard-Allen partnership.