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Ally McCoist presents new scouting blueprint to chief executive Graham Wallace in bid to keep Rangers on the up

IBROX boss hopes plan will be implemented to ensure the club have a proper structure again that allows him to seek out and identify talented players.

ally-3150709.jpg Ally McCoist sees his side beat Ayr but he also has one eye on the future now

ALLY McCoist watched his Rangers side move a step closer to the League One title yesterday with a 2-0 win at Ayr.

Now he’s hoping a new scouting blueprint can ensure continued success for the club.

Along with academy operations manager Craig Mulholland, the Gers gaffer has drawn up a plan which he hopes Ibrox chief Graham Wallace will implement.

Since former talent spotter Neil Murray left in controversial circumstances 10 months ago, McCoist has been working without a scouting network.

And he’s hoping a proper structure will now be put in place as he fears the club may miss out on talented players as they build towards the Scottish Premiership.

McCoist said: “Craig and myself have put a paper in front of Graham to have a look at. It’s still at the early stages but it is a document regarding the future of the scouting.

“We are aware of how important it is to get it done as quickly as possible. It also has to be done correctly so that we’re ready to move with it in the future.”

McCoist was busy in the transfer market last summer bringing in several new faces but is also keen to ensure players can’t walk away from Ibrox on Bosmans.

He said: “Thankfully, the vast majority of players we have at the moment are under

contract but those who aren’t come the summer will have to be addressed.”

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Would love to know the detail of the proposal.

Am also surprised the proposal is being made by Ally. Had assumed Ally would have had an input and been consulted on a proposal written by someone more experienced in setting up a scouting network. But fair play to him.

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Ally McCoist presents new scouting blueprint to chief executive Graham Wallace in bid to keep Rangers on the up

IBROX boss hopes plan will be implemented to ensure the club have a proper structure again that allows him to seek out and identify talented players.

ally-3150709.jpg Ally McCoist sees his side beat Ayr but he also has one eye on the future now

ALLY McCoist watched his Rangers side move a step closer to the League One title yesterday with a 2-0 win at Ayr.

Now he’s hoping a new scouting blueprint can ensure continued success for the club.

Along with academy operations manager Craig Mulholland, the Gers gaffer has drawn up a plan which he hopes Ibrox chief Graham Wallace will implement.

Since former talent spotter Neil Murray left in controversial circumstances 10 months ago, McCoist has been working without a scouting network.

And he’s hoping a proper structure will now be put in place as he fears the club may miss out on talented players as they build towards the Scottish Premiership.

McCoist said: “Craig and myself have put a paper in front of Graham to have a look at. It’s still at the early stages but it is a document regarding the future of the scouting.

“We are aware of how important it is to get it done as quickly as possible. It also has to be done correctly so that we’re ready to move with it in the future.”

McCoist was busy in the transfer market last summer bringing in several new faces but is also keen to ensure players can’t walk away from Ibrox on Bosmans.

He said: “Thankfully, the vast majority of players we have at the moment are under

contract but those who aren’t come the summer will have to be addressed.”

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Would love to know the detail of the proposal.

Am also surprised the proposal is being made by Ally. Had assumed Ally would have had an input and been consulted on a proposal written by someone more experienced in setting up a scouting network. But fair play to him.

Its about time but im not.sure i like a few points in the article 1) Ally drawing up the blueprints stick to managing the team Ally 2) Why does it say looking to the future now? he should.have been.doing so from day one and finally 3) the out of contract players being addressed as that makes it sound like he wants to keep everyone who is out of contract Cribari and Hutton being.the two main ones i can think of that are out.of contract soon

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I'd still like us to go for a scouting team that has been tried and tested ie hibs that brought through Whittaker , Thomson ,Brown , Fletcher, Murray or , more recently , dundee utd that have brought through young boys into their top team.

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I'd still like us to go for a scouting team that has been tried and tested ie hibs that brought through Whittaker , Thomson ,Brown , Fletcher, Murray or , more recently , dundee utd that have brought through young boys into their top team.

That would be youth development rather than a scouting team

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Is the blueprint in his left pocket or right pocket in the photo then.

Probably just a bit of paper with a rectangle and a few circles and arrows saying token youngster plays here. and a note underneath saying "Must look at tactics too." :sherlock:

It was probably done on the back of a fag packet and just put in front of Ally then he signed it,without really looking at it.
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Its about time but im not.sure i like a few points in the article 1) Ally drawing up the blueprints stick to managing the team Ally 2) Why does it say looking to the future now? he should.have been.doing so from day one and finally 3) the out of contract players being addressed as that makes it sound like he wants to keep everyone who is out of contract Cribari and Hutton being.the two main ones i can think of that are out.of contract soon

With regards to points 1 and 2, make your mind up.

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makes me feel like the club is still not moving forward on scouting if ally is having to push so hard. If Wallace waits 120 days too start then it will not be in place for next season, which isn't good enough.

The club shouldn't have to wait 120 days on Mr Wallace catching up the emphasis should be on him to get things moving asap.

after the 120 days no doubt the board and investors will also want time to read over and consult with each other. how long will that take on top of the 120days?

what happens if once the 120 days are up the investors don't pass any of the ideas Wallace puts forward? Do we wait on another report?

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makes me feel like the club is still not moving forward on scouting if ally is having to push so hard. If Wallace waits 120 days too start then it will not be in place for next season, which isn't good enough.

The club shouldn't have to wait 120 days on Mr Wallace catching up the emphasis should be on him to get things moving asap.

after the 120 days no doubt the board and investors will also want time to read over and consult with each other. how long will that take on top of the 120days?

what happens if once the 120 days are up the investors don't pass any of the ideas Wallace puts forward? Do we wait on another report?

There are a large number of issues at the club, we can't deal with them in isolation, it needs to be in depth and comprehensive.

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Clubs like Dundee United, Falkirk, Queens Park etc have a great record of identifying promising kids and bringing them all the way to the first team.

Others, like Motherwell and Caley, have been able to find journeymen who have served them well.

We need the best of both and, if necessary, headhunt the men involved.

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Cue some random criticism of Ally from the usual suspects for no apparent reason.

Ally only gets critisised when he deserves it.

Anyway, the most important thing we need to set up is a proper world class scouting network, and a proper coaching system.

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makes me feel like the club is still not moving forward on scouting if ally is having to push so hard. If Wallace waits 120 days too start then it will not be in place for next season, which isn't good enough.

The club shouldn't have to wait 120 days on Mr Wallace catching up the emphasis should be on him to get things moving asap.

after the 120 days no doubt the board and investors will also want time to read over and consult with each other. how long will that take on top of the 120days?

what happens if once the 120 days are up the investors don't pass any of the ideas Wallace puts forward? Do we wait on another report?

Aye he should have just ran out and hired the first people thought of right away, preferably for huge salaries.

just think how outraged you could be.

Wallace is not the man for playing to the gallery or making quick kneejerk moves to please fans.

I bet you think Paul Murray would have had it all done and us on a sure financial footing by now, having sorted out the Syria crisis, curing cancer, and walking across the flood waters to stop the rain :lol:

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