McCoist disappointed with opening of campaign
Rangers manager Ally McCoist recently witnessed his former club Sunderland suffered an 8-0 thrashing at the hands of Southampton in the Premier League. This was the worst defeat for the club in the history of the top division. McCoist, who moved to Rangers from Sunderland in 1983, says that he is extremely disappointed with the way his former team have opened up this campaign. After only managing to avoid relegation to the Championship, Sunderland were expected to kick on this time around. However, they remain floating near the bottom of the table after managing just one win this season.
McCoist is one of the favourites to take over at Sunderland at some point in the future. For the moment, he is concentrating on Rangers, who are close to getting back into the Scottish Premier league. The former Sunderland man came under pressure last season after Rangers suffered some humiliating defeats. However, those criticisms have been overcome by the fact that he has been able to get the club to second in the Championship this season. Rangers have lost just one match in the last five and this has put them nine points behind table leaders heart of Midlothian. They, however, have a game in hand compared to the leaders.
“My memories of that one is that I should have put Sunderland 2-0 up before the eight goals we lost that day. It was one of my worst days ever in football down at Vicarage Road. But I can remember the feeling in the dressing room after that game. It was like there’d been a death in the family. Being a Sunderland man, and I’ve still got my season tickets down there, hopefully they can bounce back,” said McCoist. Sunderland players have offered to refund the tickets to the 2500 fans who made the trip down south.