Gillingham sack Allen after slow start

Allen led Gillingham to the League Two title last season, but they have struggled in the current campaign, failing to win any of their first 10 matches in all competitions.

Successive wins over Crewe Alexandra and MK Dons looked to have eased the pressure on Allen, but after a 2-0 defeat at Shrewsbury Town on Saturday, Gillingham's board acted to remove the 48-year-old.

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