Allan started playing football in the East of Scotland for a number of years before moving onto coaching talented young players within the under 13 and under 16 age group level. Allan’s love of the game led him to work in Canada as a coach before then returning to Selkirk FC in the Scottish Football Lowland League as Head scout and medical assistant.

Allan then spent 4 years as a recruitment Manager for the Mallorca Football Academy covering the whole of the U.K and Europe where his primary role was to assess young talent and build up a network of contacts with scouts in the U.K and Europe with a view towards furthering their careers.

Allan has a keen eye for spotting individual talent and has taken up a key role with IFA a as recruitment assessor whilst working in combination with Coaching assessors Gordon Cowans, Tony Morley, Keith Bertschin and consultant Malcolm Page.