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Ally McCoist has taken a paycut. Picture: SNS
Ally McCoist has taken a paycut. Picture: SNS
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Ally McCoist takes drastic paycut, Hearts league survival ‘bigger than cup final’, Charles Green’s new castle, Malcolm Murray under pressure from fans, Motherwell gunning for Celtic, and Fraser Forster in England squad.

McCoist to take paycut

Ally McCoist’s pay is to be cut in half in a bid to help Rangers find financial stability.

The manager is currently on £825,000 but he will see his salary cut to around £400,000. (Daily Mail)

Hearts league survival ‘bigger than cup win’

Gary Locke says Hearts’ league survival could be bigger than the cup final for the club, as they continue their battle to claw back the 15 point deduction handed to them for going into administration.

The comments come as Hearts prepare to face second-bottom St Mirren, who are nine points ahead of the Edinburgh club. (Various)

Murray under pressure from Rangers fans

Malcolm Murray has come under fire from Rangers fans after he denied responsibility for the director pay packages revealed in the club’s accounts this week.

Chief executive Craig Mather claimed that the former chairman decided the salaries of Charles Green and Brian Stockbridge, with Green receiving £933,000 and Stockbridge getting around £400,000, much of which was a bonus. (Scotsman)

Green buys castle

Green also hit the headlines after he bought Castle Marcei, near Argentan in Normandy for just over 400,000 euros. During his time at Rangers he was paid a salary of £333,077, a £360,000 bonus and benefits which amounted to £22,449. He also received a severance payment of £217,850. (Scotsman)

Black gunning for Hoops

Motherwell assistant Kenny Black is hoping to capitalise on a tired Celtic squad in tomorrow’s clash.

Celtic’s gruelling schedule has been highlighted as a possible concern recently (Daily Express)

Forster in England squad

Celtic keeper Fraser Forster has been called up to the England World Cup Qualifying squad, but Joe Hart still remains Roy Hodgson’s first choice.

England are gearing up to face Montenegro and Poland amid calls for Forster to be given a start. (Scotsman)