McCoist open to Smith return

Rangers manager Ally McCoist would warmly welcome former boss Walter Smith back to Ibrox as a director.

Last Updated: 30/10/12 at 16:03 Post Comment

Walter Smith: May be back at Ibrox once again

Walter Smith: May be back at Ibrox once again

Ally McCoist would warmly welcome Walter Smith back to Ibrox - but will not influence his decison on whether to accept Charles Green's offer.

Green has held talks with the two-time former Rangers boss and offered him a position as a director or advisor.

The 64-year-old retired in May 2011 but has kept in close contact with McCoist as his successor presided over a turbulent period that saw Rangers consigned to liquidation and the club relaunched in the Scottish Third Division.

"It's a no-brainer if you can get someone of Walter's respect and history and everything that he has brought to our football club and indeed Scottish football," McCoist said.

"But he has not listened to me for a number of years, never listened to me, and I don't suppose he will now.

"I speak to Walter on a very regular basis. But I think the one thing Walter has earned is the time and the opportunity to do what he is doing at the moment, whether that's spend more time with the grandkids and Ethel, and maybe golf or going on holiday. I don't think anyone can grudge him that.

"But I assume Walter knows the door of this football club is absolutely open to him.

"It would be a no-brainer for me, the club and certainly for Charles and I think it would be a no-brainer for the support but I don't think he deserves to be put under any pressure."


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