Panto season at Rangers as McCoist stays on as manager



Last Friday Rangers manager Ally McCoist quit as manager of the Ibrox side, but still took his place in the dugout during their 2-0 defeat to Queen of the South. Rangers then issued a statement to the London Stock Exchange on Monday informing the ‘city’ that McCoist had resigned as manager, but was seeing out his 12 month notice period.

AND that he would receive a rise in his wage to £750,000 per annum!

Christmas is Panto time and Ibrox is the biggest panto show in the UK at this moment.

So if all of that wasn’t enough to win Panto of the Year 2014, Rangers have now announced that McCoist will stay on as Rangers manager following talks with the Ibrox board on Wednesday afternoon.

If it wasn’t true you would think it was some epic fantasy story such as Cinderella or Peter Pan.

McCoist met Sandy Easdale and Mike Ashley’s right hand man Derek Llambias at Ibrox that lasted under an hour to decide the former Rangers and Scotland international striker’s future as manager at the Championship side.

And will work his 12 month notice.

It means that McCoist will manage the team on Saturday as they face Championship bottom side Livingston, whose manager John McGlynn actually quit and who will not be in the dugout at the weekend. Weird I know!

Whether it was down to a lack of money to pay McCoist off or another reason – Can a manager who has resigned and is now counting the days until he leaves, inspire a side that is struggling at this moment?

Rangers fans will be expecting all three points against Livingston on Saturday, but interim manager Mark Burchill and his players may have other ideas. What will the mood be like in the terraces and in the changing room after the game if the unthinkable happens and Rangers lose again?

Will the board cut their losses and give Ally McCoist’s puss a boot out the door?


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Andy Muirhead is the Editor of Scotzine and the Scottish Football fanzine FITBA. He is the Scottish Football columnist for The Morning Star and has written for a number of other publications including ESPN, Huffington Post UK, BT Life's a Pitch and has had his work featured in the Daily Record, The Scotsman and the Daily Mail.

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