'Done absolutely nothing' - Chris Sutton tears Rangers senior man to shreds
Former Celtic striker Chris Sutton has torn Rangers director of football Mark Allen to shreds for seemingly having no influence on the Ibrox club’s search for a new manager.
Allen was hired by the Light Blues in June and helped Pedro Caixinha oversee an overhaul of the first-team squad in the summer transfer window, of which most of their signings have simply not met the grade.
Although Sutton understands Allen had no role in appointing Caixinha, who was sacked over six weeks ago, the BT Sport pundit has absolutely destroyed him for not having input on the search for the Portuguese’s replacement.
“The director of football, Mark Allen, he wasn’t in the process when Pedro was given the job, but what has he actually done? He’s done absolutely nothing,” said Sutton, as shown on BT Sport Football’s official Twitter account on Friday night.
“When he came, I’ve read a quote from him. ‘To be successful in the Scottish Premier League and at Rangers in particular you need to be organised, you need to be ruthless and you need to be relentless’.
“Has he been? Have Rangers been? There’s a lack of leadership. It’s been rudderless. It’s pin-the-tail-on-the-donkey stuff.”
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"It's a circus! They didn't even meet Pedro before they gave him the job, he was the equivalent of Basil Fawlty…"@chris_sutton73 has his say on the state of Rangers ????#BTSFE pic.twitter.com/jxKwsiJ9dw
— BT Sport Football (@btsportfootball) December 8, 2017
Senior man Allen had spent seven years as the academy director at Manchester City before he moved to Ibrox earlier this year.
However it’s unlikely that he had ever been tasked with replacing a manager at such a high profile club as Rangers in what is no doubt his first major test since moving north of the border.
Fans have started to turn against the hierarchy at the Glasgow club after this week saw their pursuit of Derek McInnes reach a dead-end before a farcical statement was released from Ibrox.