Ally: I’d give Walt a warm welcome
ALLY McCOIST says he would warmly welcome Walter Smith back to Ibrox – but he won’t be pushing his mentor to take up Charles Green’s offer of a role at the club.
Green has held talks with the two-time former Rangers boss and offered him a position as a director or advisor.
The 64-year-old retired in May 2011 but has kept in close contact with McCoist as his successor presided over a turbulent period that saw Gers consigned to liquidation and the club relaunched in the Third Division.
McCoist said: “It’s a no-brainer if you can get someone of Walter’s respect and history and everything that he has brought to our football club and indeed Scottish football.
“But he hasn’t listened to me for a number of years.
“He’s never listened to me, and I don’t suppose he’ll start now!
“I speak to Walter on a very regular basis, but I think the one thing he has earned is the time and the opportunity to do what he is doing at the moment, whether that’s spend more time with the grandkids and Ethel, and maybe golf or going on holiday.
“I don’t think anyone can begrudge him that.
“But I assume Walter knows the door of this football club is absolutely open to him.
“It would be a no-brainer for me, the club and certainly for Charles.
“I think it would be a no-brainer for the support too – but I don’t think he deserves to be put under any pressure.”