24/11/2014 07:29 GMT | Updated 24/11/2014 07:59 GMT

One Direction's Manager ‘Quits After Bust-Up With Zayn Malik'

One Direction’s tour manager Paul Higgins has quit his job after a bust-up with Zayn Malik, according to reports.

Paul has worked with 1D since 2010, however he has allegedly parted ways with the band, after falling out with Zayn.

Zayn and Paul in 2012

Before Zayn arrived, the band completed a number of engagements as a four-piece, and they faced an incredibly awkward moment when one presenter asked if Zayn had a “substance abuse” issue, which the lads categorically denied.

Despite the alleged disagreements behind-the-scenes, ‘Four’ has been a huge success, shooting straight to the top of the UK Album Chart on Sunday.

The band also scooped three gongs at the American Music Awards.

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