Ally McCoist Believes That Philippe Clement Deserves Rangers Board Support in January Transfer Window

Ally McCoist expressed his strong belief that Philippe Clement has rightfully earned the support of the Rangers board as they approach the January transfer window. Clement, who took charge of the Ibrox club in October, has yet to experience defeat and recently led the team to a thrilling 3-2 victory over Real Betis, securing the top spot in the Europa League group stages.

During a recent interview on TNT Sports, McCoist emphasized the need for reinforcements in January and asserted that Clement has earned the privilege to shape the team according to his vision. McCoist stated, “Absolutely. You know I’m a firm believer that you can only judge a manager or a coach when he’s got his own team on the pitch, and I think Philippe Clement certainly deserves to bring one or two players in that he wants to get.”

Acknowledging the positive impact Clement has had since his arrival, McCoist added, “But the difference in Rangers since he’s come is evident. I still think they’ve got a good bit to go. I still think they’ll play better, I genuinely do. But there’s a bit of resolve about them, there’s a bit of steel about them. They’ve got goals.”

McCoist went on to highlight the organizational improvements under Clement, saying, “When Rangers scored, we’re on the edge of our seat but you can see there is an organization, a desire, a bit of steel.”

Expressing confidence in Clement’s managerial abilities, McCoist concluded, “I think Philippe Clement, at this moment in time he’s got to be very pleased and I think he should, and I think he will be supported in the transfer market in the window, because like I said earlier on a manager can only be judged when he’s got his own team on the pitch.”

While McCoist believes Rangers do not require a complete rebuild, he emphasized the importance of adding some of Clement’s preferred players to the squad. The current situation has seen Clement effectively manage the team with players he may not rate as highly, owing to injuries at Ibrox.