Celtic Park

Next Game

Celtic v Rangers

Sunday, 01 February 2015, 13:30

Scot League Cup Semi-Final

Last Game

Alloa 0 - 1 Rangers

Saturday, 10 January 2015, 15:00

Scots Champ

McCoist quiet on Ibrox crisis

Ally McCoist has again fielded questions on the financial state of Rangers, insisting on-field matters are the only topics he will discuss.

Last Updated: 06/03/14 at 16:12 Post Comment

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Speaking at a Murray Park media briefing ahead of Sunday's Scottish Cup tie against Albion Rovers, McCoist refused to be drawn on the war of words between former director Dave King and the current Ibrox board.

King has called on fans to withhold season-ticket money, a move which infuriated Rangers chairman David Somers, who accused the prospective investor of 'attempting to destabilise the club'.

The South Africa-based businessman has now agreed to meet Somers, and other members of the Rangers board, but when asked how he felt the showdown talks would go, McCoist stuck to his line of recent weeks with a 'football matters only' stance.

"I don't have to pay attention to that. What I pay attention to at the moment is the football team," he said. "Matches, games, results... that's my job as a football manager.

"Everything else will look after itself. I'm not saying it's secondary but everything else will look after itself.

"Our boys have been doing particularly well in terms of results and what an opportunity we have for a great game on Sunday to get to a semi-final."

When pushed on the imminent arrival of King in Scotland, he replied: "I think Dave King said 'Ally McCoist was doing the right thing by actually talking about the football'.

"So is the chief executive and the board. So if all parties are quite happy with me talking about the football, which indeed I am, I think I will continue to talk about the football.

"The last two years have been what they've been. I don't get frustrated, I just have a job to do and we have a massive, massive game on Sunday which we are looking forward to. It will give us an opportunity to continue the season.

"But if you are looking for potential stumbling blocks they are certainly there and we will be guarded against that. There will be no level of complacency from us at all.

"This game is too important for the team, the club, the fans, and we will not allow that."

Watch Rangers take on Albion Rovers for a place in the semi-finals of the Scottish Cup live on Sky Sports 1 this Sunday from 3.00pm

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

T

he uber commercialisation of the 90s has led to the point where this overly familar, try hard, jolly hockey sticks type fronts up a major football match on a weekly basis. Unlike the great presenters of yesteryear, I doubt he would even recognise the scent of Brut.

mufc phil
Football On TV: Jake Humphrey

H

opefully Jose turns up to the game wearing a T-Shirt with Costa's face on, that's the classy thing to do in these situations right?

Petulant_Radish
Costa loses appeal

C

onfirmed. Nick Miller is a douche bag. Lazy, incoherent rant is what this article should be titled. And for the editor to have the temerity to pass this as acceptable writing is shocking. Ah well, anything for clicks right? You got mine. Well done. Your mother must be proud.

poolshortsdown
Gerrard Constantly Searching For That Final Hurrah

Footer 365

Burnley reiterate Ings stance

Burnley have denied reports Liverpool could sign striker Danny Ings and loan him back to the Clarets for the rest of the season, stating such a move would be against Premier League rules.

Liverpool: Brendan Rodgers praises former Red Stewart Downing

Brendan Rodgers has praised in-form Stewart Downing and admits he did not want the midfielder to leave Anfield.

Premier League: Burnley boss Sean Dyche says pressure is on Sunderland

Burnley manager Sean Dyche believes the pressure will be on Sunderland when they face each other on Saturday.

Mail Box

'Costa Is A Bad Man. Suarez Is Not'

That's quite some claim. And yes, unfortunately we are still talking about this. We also have mails on Ronaldinho, possible replacements for Yaya Toure and more...

Red Mist Better Than Calculated Costa?

Hmmm. We're not sure about this argument - one Mailbox says Luis Suarez is easier to forgive because he is a little loco. We also have mails on Studge and more...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company