Green: I just say it how it is

07 August 2013 10:32

Former Rangers chief executive Charles Green has stood by the comments which ignited a furious row with manager Ally McCoist.

Green - back at the club as a consultant - claimed in a newspaper article at the weekend that McCoist must win one of the cups, as well as the league title, this season.

The Light Blues boss then hit back with a sensational post-match verbal volley after watching his side crash out in the first round of the Scottish League Cup to Forfar on Saturday.

McCoist branded Green "an embarrassment" and criticised the timing of his remarks as his side prepared for the cup clash.

The pair already had a rocky relationship after Green last season labelled McCoist's players "the worst Rangers team in history".

Green told Sky Sports News: "I was chief executive, he was manager. We both did our jobs. It wasn't a great relationship and the whole world knows it.

"Let's be clear about where we are: This club has got the second biggest wage bill in Scotland. It's got the biggest history and reputation in Scotland, and the fans - quite rightly - expect better than what they saw last year.

"What I said - and I still stand by it - is that he's got to win the league and he needs to win a cup. Otherwise, we are not getting value for money.

"I didn't say it to put pressure on Ally and I didn't say it to put pressure on the players.

"I said it because that's what I believe. Anything less than that is not to the standards."

Source: PA