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Charles Green admits he should have sacked Ally McCoist in 2012

Ex-Rangers board member Charles Green has admitted that he should have sacked Ally McCoist back in October 2012.

Charles Green, former chief executive of Rangers, has told The Sun that he regrets not sacking manager Ally McCoist back in October 2012.

Rangers are now under the control of Dave King and his consortium, and they've already made a managerial change, bringing in Stuart McCall in place of Kenny McDowall.

McCall won his first game at the third attempt on Sunday, defeating Hibernian 2-0 in a crucial game in the battle for promotion to the Scottish Premiership.

Yet, it could have been all so different for McCall and Rangers had Green gone through with his idea of sacking McCoist - who resigned in December last year - in October 2012.

The 2012/13 season saw Rangers playing in the Scottish Third Division after their collapse in the Scottish Premiership, and one particular game had Green thinking of sacking McCoist.

Rangers went away to Stirling Albion and lost 1-0 in an embarrassing defeat, and Green told The Sun that he should have sacked McCoist then - but couldn't due to his desire to sell the club on.

"I should have done the club a favour by getting rid of [McCoist] sooner" said Green. "The reason I didn’t was I’d already promised in May 2012 that I would do the Initial Public Offering before the end of the year.

"In October when we went to Stirling and lost, I could’ve sacked him and been made Lord Mayor of Glasgow by the time I got back to the city. But I didn’t. The reality was that without a team manager I couldn’t have floated the club," he added.

McCoist, 52, left Ibrox in December with a 72.5% win percentage, having led Rangers to victories in 119 of his 164 games in charge.

Fans may wonder how the trajectory of the club would have changed had McCoist been replaced almost three years ago, but now the focus is on getting behind new manager McCall after Sunday's morale-boosting win.

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