The biggest news to come out of Scottish football in recent weeks, is the news that Rangers have held talks with Steven Gerrard to become their new manager.

The Scottish Sun reported the shocking development, with perhaps the most important aspect of the story being that the talks were being lead by Gers director of football Mark Allen.

Allen has a lot riding on this appointment if it happens. He has helped the Gers make a fair number of signings in the January transfer window – some good, some bad, but appointing a rookie manager is a much bigger gamble than signing a player on loan.

If Gerrard does become Gers manager and leads the Ibrox side to the league title, Allen was be proclaimed a genius. The man who changed Scottish football, the man who ended Celtic’s domination of the game etc.

But if Gerrard takes the job and is a dreadful appointment, then fans will turn on the man who gave Gerrard the job in the first place, and will demand that Dave King takes action against him.

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So it isn’t just Gerrard who is at the centre of one of the biggest stories to hit Scottish football in years, Allen is front and centre, and his time at Rangers could well be judged by what happens next.

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