The annual report of RIFC PLC will provide many happy hours/days/weeks of comment.
It leads off with the business review and the first part of that is the “Football Manager’s Review” by Mr McCoist.
The accounts show that he achieved the world record for the highest wage paid to any football manager in the fourth tier of a national football league – £824,697 for the 13 months to 30th June 2013.
Well done Ally!
The report also states that he remains the club’s all-time leading goalscorer.
Mr McCoist leads off his Review by stating:-
I have always regarded the job of being the manager of Rangers Football Club as a great privilege and it is a tremendous honour for me to follow in the footsteps of outstanding Rangers men such as Walter Smith, Bill Struth, William Waddell, John Greig, Jock Wallace and Alex McLeish – all of whom represented the Club with dignity and distinction.
Perhaps passage of time can excuse him omitting Scott Symon and William Wilton from the list.
Lack of success and his short time there explains why Paul Le Guen does not get a mention.
Quite why Dick Advocaat is not mentioned I cannot say.
But the most glaring omission is surely Mr Souness.
After all, Mr McCoist played under Mr Souness …
Perhaps that explains it.
Maybe Mr McCoist feels that Mr Souness did not “represent Rangers with dignity and distinction”?
Perhaps someone can ask him at his next press conference?
Posted by Paul McConville