McCoist: I'll be there for players who lose jobs


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Ally McCoist, the Rangers manager, will not deliver the bad news personally to any players who are told they have lost their jobs. But he has promised to be waiting outside the room to offer his support to those who are axed by administrators Duff & Phelps as part of cost-cutting measures to keep the club alive.

The finance firm say they must find savings of £1m per month to ensure the ongoing viability of the business and decisions on job cuts are likely to be delivered today. Speaking after the 2-1 home defeat to Hearts on Saturday, McCoist said: "It's not my job, I'm not making anybody redundant, I'm not telling anybody they've lost their job.

"I won't be [in with the players] but I will be waiting outside if and when it happens. My job is to support and be there, which I will. It's been really difficult for everybody.

"The one thing I would do is pay tribute to the entire staff. It's not just the players and the coaching staff – it's everybody here. Morale and an inner-strength to keep going and be there for each other, to me, is really evident and very strong. That will help us get through it," he added.