Ally McCoist has backed out of asking Sevco fans to re-new season-tickets.
An internal investigation is underway at Ibrox into links between former chief executive Charles Green and Craig Whyte after the former Motherwell billionaire claimed that Green was his front man.
In August last year, shortly after buying shares at 1p, McCoist gave Green his backing with fans following their managers example by snapping up a fourth tier world record of 38,000 season tickets.
Green’s sudden resignation has thrown plans for next season into chaos with McCoist unable to reassure fans over what’s going to happen next.
“I can understand the fans will be a bit perplexed about just what is going on in terms of the last 11 months,” the Ibrox boss admitted. “It does not make good reading, does it? It is not good at all.
“Might people not buy season tickets until they know what’s been going on? I think they would be well within their rights to do that.
“They will need as much information as they can possibly get before making their mind up.
“The fans deserve to know and I’d be very hopeful that, after however long it may be, there will be a plan set for them. They would then know what’s happened and what we are trying to do in terms of bringing players in.
“They could then make up their own minds and we hope that would be to continue their incredible support for Rangers.”
McCoist’s latest statement is in stark contrast to the endorsement he gave Green despite suspicions that his consortium was linked to Whyte.
After revealing that he had personally bought four season tickets the Ibrox boss said: “I’ve watched Charles in recent weeks. He’s nailed his colours to the mast in terms of work ethic.
“He’s done his best for Rangers, fought for the club and represented us to the best of his ability.
“I have been impressed by his willingness to fight our corner. He has been a good ally to have. Rangers has far more stability than we’ve had in recent months.
“The new owners were the only party that came and put their money where their mouths were.
“They stood tall and bought Rangers, so they deserve great support from us and the fans.
“It’s time for everyone with the best interests of Rangers at heart to unite and get behind the club.”
As recently as December, following an apparently successful share issue, McCoist was still singing the praises of his then chief executive.
“Charles is very forthright and highly opinionated,” the former Question of Sport skipper added. “I’d rather have him that way because then you know where you stand.
“There are very few things Charles doesn’t have an opinion about and I don’t have any problem with that.
“I don’t always agree with everything he says but I’d far rather look someone in the eye and know what they’re thinking than not know.
“Charles is doing what he said he would for Rangers, which isn’t something we’ve been used to lately at this club. So it’s a positive sign for all the staff when they see a man fighting the club’s cause.”
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