McCoist supports SPL inquiry
Gers boss feels for fans after Killie defeat
Last Updated: February 19, 2012 9:52am
Ally McCoist: Fully behind the SFA's decision to investigate the club's financial activities
Ally McCoist insists he wholly supports and encourages the SFA's plans to conduct a full independent inquiry into the activities at Rangers.
The football governing body has expressed concerns about the "developing situation" at Rangers, who were forced to call in the administrators on Tuesday over an unpaid tax bill of £9million accrued since Craig Whyte's takeover in May.
McCoist speaking after Saturday's home defeat by Kilmarnock believes employees and fans deserve clarity on the club's finances.
"Personally, as manager of the club, I would encourage it because the amount of clarity that comes out of the whole issue is vital to everybody - supporters, you guys, employees, everybody," admitted McCoist.
"We want all the facts and the figures and everything disclosed.
"It's the very least the supporters and staff deserve and you would see that as a way forward too. So any investigation, myself as manager of the club, would wholly support.
"Listen, we have to have clarity for us to move forward. We have already taken a right good few steps back so if there are any more to go back, we are as well getting them now because we've got a long way forward."
A crowd of 50,268 packed into Ibrox with fans desperate to demonstrate their backing for McCoist and the players.
But a turbulent week - which included being automatically docked 10 points by the SPL - was to end in further disappointment when a Dean Shiels goal sealed victory for Kilmarnock and McCoist admitted he was disappointed he could not reward the fans with a victory.
"It hurts an awful lot because we all really, really wanted to get three points for the supporters," added McCoist.
"It goes without saying that we try to do our best and try to win games at the best of times but today it's really painful that we didn't manage to do it for the fans."
Asked if his players were affected by the events of the last few days, he added: "I don't know, we will all have different opinions on it. I'm not sure.
"I certainly wouldn't blame them if maybe it did get to them a little bit.
"We can all say they are professional but if somebody threatens your job, people will react in different ways.
"The way the players reacted in the second half, it's what everybody at the football club will have to do and get the sleeves rolled up and just get on with it and face what's coming."