Ibrox chief executive Charles Green suggested earlier in the week that the Light Blues may not seek re-entry to the top-flight, saying: “Unless the SPL welcome us with open arms, why would we go back there?”
Ten clubs voted against his newco Rangers being granted entry to the top division, while Kilmarnock abstained from the voting process, with the Glasgow giants subsequently voted into the Irn-Bru Third Division.
McCoist can understand Green’s comments but believes Rangers still have “very, very good friends” in the SPL and also suspects some may now regret their decision to block his club`s application.
He said: “I can totally see where he (Green) is coming from. Nobody would want to go back to a home that they’re not welcome in, no matter what walk of life you’re in.
“I firmly do not believe that the 10 who voted against us were totally against us.”