There’s lots of understandable media interest in the anticipated parting of the ways of ‘Greatest (only) Ever Rangers Manager’ Ally McCoist and newco. McCoist, as ever, has let it be known that he’s looking for a £400k golden handshake, which will almost certainly have the club offer more of its commercial assets to Mike Ashley if it is to be funded.
I hope he gets everything he asks for, bleed them dry, Ally, even if they need to sell more of their IP.
Irrespective of the final settlement, the most important outcome of the termination meetings is whether or not McCoist agrees to a silence clause in return for his cash. More than anything else, this club needs some straight talking from trusted sources who know where the bodies are buried.
The cash will be tempting for Ally, but his open and frank voice going forward is of vastly more value to his club, if not to him. The most debilitating scenario would be an Ashley-funded settlement with a silence clause. Go for it, Ally.
I know at Christmas your thoughts are never far from Billy No’well. Billy has broken new ground in the Bampot stakes and released a DVD with 17(!) of his videos. Full details here.
You can also order the CQN Annual and DVD bundle here. It’s a great offer, check it out – tons of great reading and photos on your favourite indulgence.
If you’re late on the blog, there was an earlier article today.[calameo code=0003901718eccc6101c78 lang=en page=46 hidelinks=1 width=100% height=500]