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Ally McCoist hits back after shock cup defeat for Rangers

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Just one day after the controversial Charles Green returned to Ibrox as a paid consultant, telling The Scottish Sun that boss Ally McCoist has got to "win the league and got to win a cup," the Gers were recovering after being knocked out of the Scottish League Cup in extra time.

After falling behind early on in the Scottish League Cup tie with Forfar Athletic, Ally McCoist's side looked to have saved the day when they pulled a goal back with just eight minutes of normal time remaining. A 115th minute header, however, sent the Gers back to Glasgow with one of their chances at cup glory already gone.

Exit at this stage of the cup would have been bad enough, had it not been for the return of Green just a day before. The Yorkshireman stepped down as Chief Executive in April after it emerged he was under investigation into allegations of illegal dealings with the club's former owner Craig Whyte.

Green has since been found innocent of those allegations, but that didn't stop the gaffer McCoist calling him, "an embarrassment."

McCoist went on to criticise the comments on the need to win a cup as well as the league to save his job.

"It’s just more hot air and it’s what we’ve come to expect from Charles. He’s just a devious man."

The return of Green comes at the same time as a group of Rangers shareholders are calling for the departure of Chief Executive Craig Mather as well as some other directors.

Mather, who earns some £500,000 a year at the club recovering from financial meltdown, could find himself forced out of the club after the board announced that it would "make further announcements as appropriate," on the request from the group of shareholders. 

One of the first departures, however, could be fans' hero Walter Smith. The current chairman revealed at the end of the dramatic weekend that he is on the brink of leaving the club where he won ten league titles as manager.

That departure would leave McCoist even more isolated as the man he succeeded has been one of his closest allies in the difficult times he has faced at Ibrox since the club went into administration in February 2012.

For now, McCoist must try to block out the background noise as he looks to prepare his team for their first league match of the season at home to Brechin. A big home win might be just what the club needs.

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