Takeover no clearer for Ally McCoist


ALLY McCOIST has sympathy for the Ibrox supporters who have been kept in the dark over the club’s financial worries.

And as Rangers’ manager-in-waiting gears up for today’s Co-operative Insurance Cup Final against Celtic at Hampden, McCoist admits he is no clearer over whether the proposed takeover by Craig Whyte will finally end their cash problems.

There are suggestions that Whyte could complete a deal for Rangers with Sir David Murray next week that would include a £25million investment in the team over five years, but McCoist is taking nothing for granted. He said: “I really don’t know anything about Mr Whyte and I’ve certainly had no contact with him.

“From our point of view, if the takeover happens then great, and if he’s going to invest in the club, that would be terrific.

“But we can’t wait on it happening and we have to plan for the worst scenario, which is no investment. I’m looking at it from the point of view of no deal happening, although I hope I’m wrong.

Ally McCoist has sympathy for Rangers supporters kept in the dark over the club’s financial worries

“The worst case scenario is cutting the wage bill again. It will depend how we juggle the maths but you would have to assume that selling someone would be the way to do it.”

That brings the likes of Allan McGregor, Madjid Bougherra and Steven Davis into the equation and all are likely to be summer targets for clubs down south or further afield.


Published courtesy of the Scottish Sunday Express