Steven Gerrard says he will be able to manage the Rangers transfer business in January without a new football director.

The Ibrox gaffer admits that after Mark Allen shocking last week, a gap in the club was closed.

Gerrard is waiting to see if he will be part of the process – if or when they appoint a replacement.

But the Gers boss said that if no one gets the role before January, he will handle all movements in his squad with Andy Scoulding, the recruiting leader.

Gerrard said, "Do we need a football director? That's not my decision, that's up to the club.

"Will I be involved in who this is or can have a say? We will see.

"Mark gave me massive support and helped in many areas.

"There is a small void because of the relationship I had with him, I am very loyal to people, that's how I am and always will be.

"As far as recruiting or looking for another man, this will be a decision for Dave King and the board.

"As far as I know, there has been no movement.

"When it comes to transfers, we all worked together to make sure it was not just Mark, Andy and his team.

"It's about togetherness, we all came together and tried to strengthen the team.

"So we will continue to try to identify people, the recruiting team is still in action, and that will not change much.

"In any case, I can not predict that we will have many options in the next window, but we'll see.

"I'm sure something is going on in the background, and if the club decides he wants to replace Mark definitely, I'm sure this will happen."

"But if we have to tackle January without one, I'm sure I'm fine."