McCoist leaves Rangers role

Published: Sunday 21st December 2014 by The News Editor

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Ally McCoist’s three-and-a-half year reign as Rangers boss has finally come to an end after the club confirmed he has been put on gardening leave.

It was announced last Monday that the 52-year-old had handed in his resignation but McCoist was adamant when he spoke to the press on Friday that he would see out the 12-month notice period of his contract.

But he lasted just two days more before his time in charge of the Glasgow giants was brought to an end. New chief executive Derek Llambias’ first task will now be to lead the search for the 14th man to have managed the club.

McCoist’s number two Kenny McDowall will now take the reins for the remainder of the season.

In a three-line statement posted on the club’s website shortly before 9pm on Sunday, the departure of the club’s record goal scorer was confirmed.

It said: “Rangers would like to announce that Ally McCoist is relinquishing his duties as manager and will serve out the remainder of his 12-month notice period on gardening leave.

“We would like to thank Ally for all his hard work and dedication over the last few years, but we feel it is now in the best interests of all parties to move on.

“Assistant manager Kenny McDowall will take over his duties until the end of the season.”

Published: Sunday 21st December 2014 by The News Editor

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