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Stuart McCall 2/1 to be next Rangers manager following cup shock

Defeat at Alloa could cost McCoist his job

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Ally McCoist will be feeling the pressure following his side's humiliation in the Petrofac Training Cup on Wednesday evening.

The Glasgow giants were firmly expected to sweep aside Alloa Athletic with relative ease in Scotland’s equivalent to the Football League Trophy and things started well for the Blues after they stormed to a 2-0 lead.

Alloa had a sting in their tail however and the final seventeen minutes of the match saw them come back with three goals to seal their passage into the next round of the competition.

The large contingent of Rangers supporters who had made the journey to Alloa’s tiny Recreation Park were understandably somewhat vocal about their feelings, booing the side off the pitch and making their views towards McCoist extremely clear.

The calls for his dismissal will now heighten, however he maintains that he will not be walking away from the club. Nevertheless the odds are shortening with Paddy Power offering 4/7 on him still being in charge on the final day of the current season.

Despite McCoist stating his intentions to remain firmly in the managerial hotseat at Ibrox, the bookmakers are offering odds on who might replace him as Rangers boss, ex midfielder Stuart McCall emerging as firm favourite to fill the possibly soon-to-be-vacant position at 2/1 with BetVictor.

Stuart McCall decided to resign as manager of Motherwell following an extremely successful period at Fir Park, leading the ‘Well to three consecutive top-three finishes in the Scottish Premier League as well as an appearance in the Scottish FA Cup final and a position in the qualifying rounds of the Champions League in 2012/13.

Two other famous ex Rangers players also feature in the betting, these being Brian Laudrup and Terry Butcher, up for grabs at 6/1 and 7/1. Ex Derby and Notts Forest gaffer Billy Davies is also in the running at 8/1 with Paddy Power.