Walter Smith Could Be Set to Leave Ibrox in January

Mick Bates by Mick Bates / 30 October 2009, 14:01

Davies in the frame for Ibrox hot seat according to Sky BetContacts close to the Sack Race are expecting Walter Smith to leave Rangers in January when his contract expires as the club appear to be sliding deeper and deeper into financial trouble. Smith signed a three-year contract at Ibrox in January 2007 and with just a couple of months to run there is no sign of contact talks starting and even Smith himself has publicly put doubt on him being in charge too much longer. The financial issues at Rangers are there for all to see both on and off the pitch with the side struggling in both the SPL and the Champions League against their usual high standards, add to that the fact that Smith has hardly been able to bring any new playersto the club in the last two summers and the frustration must be growing.

Smith has done a good job at Ibrox including wrestling the league title off of Celtic last term but the chances of being able to kick on look slight and it just may be the case that Rangers are unable to afford to offer the fans favourite another contract even of they wish to. Assistant Manager Ally McCoist is the hot favourite in the betting according to Sky Betin their new Next Rangers Manager Odds market which has appeared this week in the wake of these rumours, McCoist looks the obvious choice although there are some other good candidates in there who may well be interested.

Also involved in the betting is Notts Forest Manager Billy Davies who maybe temmpted back home north of the border and Gary McCallister who are both in with a chance according to Sky Betcurrently.

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Ally McCoist 5/2
Billy Davies 5/1
Gary McAllister 8/1
Derek McInnes 10/1
Alan Irvine 10/1
Graeme Souness 10/1
Craig Levein 10/1
Michael Laudrup 14/1
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