He publicly stated that he would not resign, however McCoist has vacated the hot-seat at Ibrox following some less than impressive results of late.
The Scottish Championship was always going to be a hard league to get out of, however the Rangers supporters firmly believed that another automatic promotion would see their team retake their rightful position in the Scottish Premier League at the end of the season.
That may yet indeed prove to be the case, however it won’t be down to the efforts of Ally McCoist. The long-time Rangers gaffer finally bowed to the inevitable and resigned from his position as manager following some poor results which included defeat in the Scottish Challenge Cup at the hands of Alloa Athletic.
Rangers look increasingly unlikely to enjoy automatic promotion, rivals Heart of Midlothian sitting nine points ahead of the Glasgow side at the top of the Championship. A win tonight at Palmerston Park against Queen of the South would see the Gers close the gap on the league leaders, however the pressure was evidently too much for McCoist and Rangers are now seeking a new gaffer.
Terry Butcher has emerged as the frontrunner in the betting market, the former Rangers player leading the side to three Premiership titles in four seasons as well as two Scottish Cups, all as captain. He left under a cloud following a dismal display against Dundee United, Butcher being held responsible for United’s two goals in the 2-1 defeat.
Nevertheless, he leads the betting market at a best price of 3/1 with Sky Bet and would certainly prove to be a popular choice amongst the Ibrox faithful.
Former Motherwell manager Stuart McCall is another serious contender for the role, the former Ibrox favourite up for grabs at 4/1 with William Hill to land the role. McCall had a huge amount of success at his previous club Motherwell, steering them to their first ever Champions League appearance as well as their highest ever position in the Scottish top flight when they finished second to champions Celtic.
The only other contender in single figures is Billy Davies, the ex Notts Forest manager available at 5/1. Davies was dismissed from his post as Forest manager in March 2014 following a dreadful eight match winless run.
Rangers go into tonight’s match against Queen of the South as firm favourites at 4/6, despite the home side recording four successive wins at their Palmerston Park ground leading up to this encounter. Rangers should dominate this match and are worthy of their odds-on status, however additional value can be obtained by opening a new account at McBookie, all Scottish sign-ups able to grab themselves a massive 3/1 for a Rangers win tonight.
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All odds were correct at time of posting.