McCoist encouraged by takeover talk

16 March 2012 02:17

Rangers manager Ally McCoist has been encouraged by news of interest in the club ahead of Friday evening's deadline for first indicative bids.

McCoist says administrators Duff and Phelps are expecting several offers on Friday.

"I spoke to David Whitehouse from Duff and Phelps this morning and he was very positive that there would be a number of bids in before close of play today, which is very, very encouraging," McCoist said.

"I have met two or three, and spoken on the phone to two or three interested parties, David said there were three or four more and he was hopeful that I would get an opportunity to meet with some of them early next week.

"Without getting too carried away, it has certainly been more positive in the last three or four days.

"We have had a really, really tough month but when you look back at the 140 years of history we've had at the club, it's vitally important to continue for the next 140 years.

"There is a little bit more light at the end of the tunnel and more positive noises coming out."

Source: PA