Rangers have announced director of football Mark Allen is leaving the club after two years at Ibrox – and Gers fans on Twitter are sad to see him go.

The Gers confirmed Allen’s departure last night in a statement on the club’s website, citing family reasons as the cause for his exit.

Allen joined Rangers in 2017 from Manchester City after heading up the Premier League champions’ Academy and has helped overhaul the football department at Ibrox after years of neglect.

Managing director Stewart Robertson paid tribute to Allen, insisting the club is in a better place now than when Allen arrived from Man City.

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“On behalf of the Board, I would like to thank Mark for his work in recent seasons,” Robertson told Rangers TV.

We are disappointed to lose him but we appreciate the impact he made during his time in Scotland and he leaves Rangers in a better place than when he first arrived. Losing a man of his calibre is a blow but the practices he put in place at the club will stand us in good stead for the future. We wish Mark well in his future career.”

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The director of football oversaw a busy summer at Ibrox with nine permanent signings and six leaving the club as Steven Gerrard rebuilt his side.

It will be interesting to see what happens next and whether Rangers look to immediately replace Allen or whether they take their time in looking for a long-term replacement – although it seems almost certain that someone will come in and fill the role vacated by Allen.

25th April 2019, Hampden Park, Glasgow, Scotland; Scottish FA Youth Cup Final, Celtic U18s versus Rangers U18s; Gary McAllister and Steven Gerrard of Rangers watch from the stand

(Photo by Vagelis Georgariou/Action Plus via Getty Images)

Fans on Twitter were quick to praise Allen’s contribution during his time at the club – with one saying he has ‘worked wonders’ at Rangers.

Here are some of the best comments from Rangers fans on Twitter:

 

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