ON-LOAN Celtic midfielder Scott Allan is in limbo after Alan Stubbs’ sacking at Rotherham.
The former Hibs Scottish Cup winning boss was axed last night following his struggling team’s 4-2 defeat against Birmingham City on Tuesday.
Allan was an unused substitute in the loss that left the Millers anchored to the foot of the Championship five points adrift of Cardiff City.
The playmaker, 24, who still has two years to run on his Hoops contract, was ditched by his ex-Easter Road gaffer earlier this month with Stubbs saying: “The one thing I expect is 100 per cent commitment.”
Now Allan, who was allowed to leave Parkhead on a season-long loan by Brendan Rodgers to get some game time, must sweat it out before the strugglers announce a new manager.
Former Wolves chief Kenny Jackett is already having talks with about the vacancy.
The 54-year-old has been out of work since being dismissed by the Molineux club in July after three years with the Midlands outfit.
Stubbs, 44, quit Hibs after leading them to their 3-2 Scottish Cup Final success against Comedy Club Sevco Rangers in May to agree a three-year deal with Rotherham. Stubbs outfoxed Mark Warburton to deny the latest Ibrox club their first ever major honour. His failure at Rotherham will lengthen the odds on the former City worker being appointed the next England manager.
As well as Allan, he brought in two former Celts in Darnell Fisher and Kelvin Wilson in the summer.
However, he has been ditched after fewer than five months in charge with the team at the bottom of the table with only one win and six points from 13 league matches.
Assistant manager John Doolan and first-team coach Andy Holden have also left the club.
Rotherham have set an unwanted club record after losing all seven away league games this season.
In other news Borussia Monchengladbach look likely to be reported to UEFA after their supporters set of a series of spectacular flares early in the second half.
Lee Wallace, who skippered the Comedy Club in the 3-2 Cup Final defeat, probably watched the match on BT Sports.
Meanwhile Andy Lynch’s autobiography Hoops, Stars and Stripes with Paul Dykes is published today.
You can still take advantage of the great launch offer – buy Andy’s book and you will get a signed copy by the former Celtic captain AND you will also get a signed copy of Quality Street Gang for FREE.