RANGERS Football Club is delighted to confirm Mark Allen as the new Director of Football.

Mark arrives with a wealth of experience having spent just more than seven years with Manchester City as their Academy Director and was responsible for revolutionising their youth set up.

The 54-year-old, who has a full UEFA coaching A licence, started his career as a youth player with Swindon Town before moving to San Diego to take up a football scholarship and business and accounting degree.

He returned to the UK aged 24 and forged a successful business career, rising to Managing Director of MTV’s broadcast division in London during a successful 13-year spell with the global music corporation. Mark enjoyed great success in his role at Manchester City but is eager for a fresh challenge which he will take up at the Club next month.

Managing Director Stewart Robertson is pleased to confirm the appointment and he said: “We are delighted Mark has agreed to move to Glasgow and become our new Director of Football.

“He is a man of vision who has achieved great success with Manchester City’s Academy. He has excellent contacts in football but also the business world and he will be a great asset to Rangers. 

“We said we would not rush into an appointment as we wanted the right candidate and we feel Mark is the best man for the job. We look forward to working with him closely in the years ahead in what will be an important role at the Club.”

Mark Allen commented: “I loved every minute of my time with Manchester City, they are a club with fantastic people and fantastic supporters but the time was right for me to look for a fresh challenge and I am joining one of the world’s truly great football clubs.

“Steeped in history and tradition, I am honoured to join Rangers and work with the Board of Directors, Pedro Caixinha, his management team and the staff at the Club.”

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