Welcome Aboard

10 November 2013 10:22
Another day another chairman, that is what it must feel like to the players and coaching staff at Ibrox. Ally McCoist has to be diplomatic on new appointments with so many false dawns having dawned.

Rangers acting chairman David Somers has been given a warm welcome by manager Ally McCoist who thinks the club have made a wise decision with the appointment. Somers was unveiled last Thursday at Ibrox as an independent non-executive director and acting chairman of the club's board until the club's rearranged AGM which has been confirmed for 19 December. The Glasgow club have been operating with just two directors and without a chief executive since the resignation of Craig Mather in September. McCoist had a brief meeting with the latest chairman of the club ahead of the 2-0 win over Airdrie on Saturday, and has given his backing to Somers.McCoist said: "I missed him on Thursday and we spoke on Friday night and arranged to have a brief meeting before the game. It was very encouraging for the 10-15 minutes. I asked him a few questions about what his hopes and plans would be, and he was obviously asking the same of myself. I would say it was a very pleasant meeting and I'd be very, very hopeful of having a successful working relationship. I was encouraged. He knows the current problems within the club, in effect of having two directors and not a chief executive. Obviously for corporate governance and running the football club, that's far from ideal. He appreciates that more than me - that's the job he's in obviously. As I say, he's aware of what the club needs and how he sees that moving forward. He's got a few appointments that he'll be making in the near future hopefully. We've got a bit of time off so I don't know what the chairman's move will be, but we'll certainly be in contact and in dialogue."

Source: ScottishFitba