Ally McCoist and David Tanner have joined forces to demand transparency from the SPFL. It’s understood that this request doesn’t stretch back to July 1998 or even August 2000 when Ronald de Boer and Tore Andre Flo were ineligible in every match they played leading to a £2.8m bill to HMRC that remains unpaid almost 20 years later.
McCoist is a well established supporter of whoever is issuing the cheques at Ibrox, being vocal in support for the regimes of Dave Murray, Craig Whyte, Charles Green and others. In December 2014, shortly after being drawn against Celtic in the League Cup semi-final he opted to go on 12 months gardening leave which saw his basic salary double.
Tanner is in the process of recreating himself as a personality. With his flow of appointments from BT Sport at an end and no way back to Sky Sports he has turned to TalkSPORT where his Ibrox friendly contact book is welcomed.
Together the dynamic duo explained to TalkSPORT listeners their highly selective views on trust and transparency with the Daily Record picking up on Tanner’s comments:
He said: “An internal investigation would either clear the SPFL executive or it will find out wrongdoing – surely everybody would vote for that? Surely Rangers, Hearts and Stranraer would get support from the local rivals?”
That led to McCoist delivering a definitive response as he hopes the explosive vote will eventually bring peace and harmony to Scottish football.
He said: “Of course they would, of course they would. The whole thing that’s missing within Scottish football, and it’s probably been missing for a wee while, and that’s a key word and it’s trust.
“They (the SPFL) have got to get some work done to get that back and trust has to be earned and at this moment time it hasn’t been earned.”
The SPFL has called an EGM for May 12 to deal with the latest Ibrox conspiracies with the spotlight on Douglas Park to produce the dynamic evidence of his whistle-blower.