Ally McCoist calls for big investment at Rangers to support new manager

As reported by The Daily Express, Ally McCoist has weighed into the debate surrounding the future of Rangers with some advice for the chiefs running the show at Ibrox.

What’s the story?

Despite scoring hundreds of goals for the club in his time as player, McCoist hasn’t exactly endeared himself to Rangers fans in recent years after a rather disastrous time as manager of the Ibrox side. Nonetheless he’s offered a candid opinion on the future of the club, believing that no matter who the manager is, what the club need is money to buy players.

As quoted by The Express, McCoist said:

With the greatest of respect, it doesn’t matter who comes into that job at the moment, if it’s Walter Smith, Jose Mourinho or Alex Ferguson, they need help.¬†They need financial help and financial investment in the club and the team.

The challenge of taking the team forward looks to be falling on the shoulders of Portuguese manager Pedro Caixinha after his club Al-Gharafa of Qatar confirmed on Thursday that they had agreed terms with Rangers for his transfer.

It’s going to be a hard job to find success at Ibrox with supporters expecting the team to challenge Celtic at some point in the near future and Brendan Rodgers’ side seemingly a juggernaut of Scottish football.

Perhaps the way forward is serious investment but that’s a conundrum beyond Caixinha’s pay grade. The question in the short term is, what can he do with the squad available to try and salvage some form of success this season?