Date: 24th December 2017 at 5:05pm
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The splits within Ibrox have been exposed by Director of Football Mark Allen.

The former Manchester City star-maker was brought to Sevco in the summer for the critical position of Director of Football.

Little has been seen or heard of the Welshman until he flanked Stewart Robertson on Friday as Graeme Murty was appointed as manager until the end of the season.

That process took eight weeks to complete but Allen has dramatically blown the picture of unity apart by claiming that he presented Robertson with a list of potential managers two days after Pedro Caixinha was sacked.

Speaking to the Daily Record he said: “I had a list within two days. In an ideal world, you would like it to be something that happens very quickly seamlessly but when you are confronted with different obstacles it’s not as easy to do those things very quickly.

My role was to present the potential solutions to the board to make that decision, and for us to pursue them, which we did.

It’s public knowledge that we pursued it (with McInnes). And we’re now in a position where we’ve just appointed Graeme. I play a part in it (appointing a new manager), of course, in terms of presenting to the board.”

It seems that the major obstacles are the salary, transfer war-chest, expectations and working within a dysfunctional club.

With Allen coming out fighting to defend his role the spotlight switches to Robertson and Dave King who have presided over a year of utter chaos.

January looks like being another month of turmoil as the lack of transfer funds becomes apparent with no credible players prepared to move to Ibrox to clamber on board the sinking ship.