McCoist: It will get tougher

Rangers boss Ally McCoist hopes to get the chance to lead the club further up the Scottish pyramid after overseeing a positive end to the Third Division season.

Last Updated: 05/05/13 at 09:50 Post Comment

Ally McCoist: Would love to celebrate Second Division title next season

Ally McCoist: Would love to celebrate Second Division title next season

Rangers were presented with their trophy before facing Berwick Rangers and they took three more points to end the season, with Fraser Aird the man on target in a 1-0 win.

The Light Blues remain under a transfer embargo until September 1 and McCoist feels next season, which should be in the Second Division, will be much tougher.

McCoist was asked about his future afterwards, and he said of being in charge next season: "I just want the opportunity to do that. I'll be honest, I don't think there will be massive amounts of change for next season.

"With the greatest of respect, we are bringing in free transfers. Before I sound as though I'm criticising the people that we hope to bring in, you are a free transfer for a reason.

"We're not going to get the best youngsters. It ain't going to happen. If people think we are going to go out and sign boys at 22, 23, 24, who have a tremendous future ahead of them, that's not going to happen because they are not going to be free transfers.

"We will have to get a group of players who are going to get us out of the next division, hopefully with the same margin of points but with one or two better performances.

"As far as we are concerned, we will be playing in SFL2 next year. In an ideal world, we would know where we are going to play. If it's SFL2, that's what we will prepare for.

"We will get some free transfers in to help the boys for the next attack on that league."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

T

he solution is to not feel sorry for any of Jabba, Gold or Sullivan. They're all deeply unpleasant and all deserve each other. If only West Ham would sign Barton and Suarez then no one would ever need to despise any other club.

spuzzell
The Strange Idea Of Sympathy For Big Sam

A

gree with all of this, good work. Brazil has obviously mellowed you...

jeff beck
New Striker Not Liverpool's Priority...

C

lassic management. Build them up and then knock them back. Raise expectations and then dampen them. Create a dynamic where by you demand the most from your team, but where the team are given room to manoeuvre unexpected or unwanted results. Classy work by Van Gaal, he really reminds me a lot of me. A smart cookie, make no doubt.

hump3.
Van Gaal: 'I struggle for first three months'

Footer 365

Transfer news: Sheffield Wednesday sign Tom Lees from Leeds

Sheffield Wednesday have signed defender Tom Lees from Leeds United for an undisclosed fee.

Manchester United owners warn Louis van Gaal over Champions League

Manchester United's owners have piled pressure on new boss Louis van Gaal by stressing the financial perils of failure.

Transfer news: Patrice Evra relishing 'new adventure' at Juventus

Patrice Evra cannot wait to get started at Juventus after arriving in Turin on Wednesday evening.

Mail Box

Sterling Stuff And Other Friendly Thoughts

We have one reader reaching conclusions from last night's friendly while we have others discussing Romelu Lukaku's move to Everton. Oh and some swearing...

Divock Origi Is Like Connor Sammon (Sort Of)

One Mailboxer inserts his tongue into cheek to offer his thoughts on Liverpool's newest signing. Plus thoughts on league-owned clubs, badges, and swearing...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property