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The Light Blues' manager has refused to let the situation at Ibrox get the better of him and has explained that he is proud to be leading the club and continues to learn

Ally McCoist is vowing to keep fighting as he leads Rangers through their current state of administration.

The Rangers manager believes he has been doing all the right things and is proud of the job he is doing.

McCoist told The Independent: "There's not been an alternative route or something else I could have done.

"We don't have a chairman, a board of directors, a chief executive, so I've had to do a lot more than any normal manager would do in these circumstances.

"That's not a complaint, just a statement of fact. In about five or 10 years, when we're in better shape, I hope people look back and say, 'Well, he did the club some good'."

The Rangers manager admitted that the club’s future is his main priority but insisted meetings this week with potential buyers have not come at the expense of preparations for Sunday's Old Firm derby.

"You know, I had meetings early on in the week and I'm of the opinion that the welfare of the club is more important than anything," McCoist says.

"That is no way undermining the importance of any game, even an Old Firm game, because I would never do that. But meeting potential purchasers is something I have to do and I am thankful to the administrators for allowing me the opportunity to do that.

"It hasn't been ideal, but there's no way I would use that as an excuse," he added.

Despite the incredible challenge facing McCoist he has managed to take some positives from the experience but admits that not winning is hard for the club.

"In terms of the learning curve I've maybe had six months that no manager in the country has had. That's putting a positive spin on it, but I do appreciate that not winning anything is not ideal for a club like ours.

"We should be winning trophies, and certainly challenging at the top of the League. I will not shy away from that and it is a big disappointment. Even with the circumstances."

Although the situation at the club has undoubtedly been difficult for McCoist to deal with he has stated that he is proud to be the man leading the side at this time.

"I've been delighted and proud to be put in this position, to have the opportunity to help in that way that I've been trying to do."

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