Ally McCoist can quiz Rangers bidders

McCoist can quiz bidders as three line up to buy Rangers

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22:56 GMT, 30 March 2012

Questions: Ally McCoist

Questions: Ally McCoist

Ally McCoist will welcome the chance
to speak to all three shortlisted bidders for Rangers and seek answers
about their long-term plans for the club.

On Friday, administrators Duff & Phelps
confirmed they had asked a trio of interested parties to
submit 'best and final' offers by next Wednesday.

They are understood to be the Paul Murray-led Blue Knights, Club 9 Sports of Chicago and a Singapore-based consortium.

The eventual preferred bidder will be given a period of exclusivity to try to close in on a deal.

Brian Kennedy dropped out of the race earlier this week and another UK-based group is also no longer being considered.

Ibrox boss McCoist has so far only held talks with Murray and Kennedy.

He
is, therefore, keen to speak to the overseas groups bidding to replace
discredited owner Craig Whyte, to learn more of their intentions.

'Brian is out of the equation and Paul is the only other interested party that I've met,' said McCoist.

'The administrators are keeping me up to speed with other bids.

'They've said to me that other potential purchasers would like the opportunity to meet with myself and ask me a few questions and I would like to do the same on behalf of the club.

'I would ask them where they would want Rangers to be in five, 10, 15 years' time because that's the important question all the fans would like to hear answered.'

On Friday, Rangers Supporters Trust 'demanded swift and decisive action' to ensure the club was in new ownership before the end of the season.

But McCoist believes it is correct to take time if it ensures the right owners end up in place.

'The timing isn't as important as the end result,' he said.