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SONE FEELS FOR BOSS BEING LED UP A BLIND ALLY.

Byline: Gary Ralston

SONE ALUKO is bombarded with questions on the future of Rangers every day - but really feels for the manager who knows tweet FA.

Ally McCoist vented his frustration this week, admitting he didn't have a clue when he would meet preferred bidder Bill Miller.

And McCoist was right to fret after the US trucking tycoon sensationally pulled out of a bid to buy the club yesterday. It throws Rangers' future into serious jeopardy once again, just four days after the administrators gave Miller the go-ahead to conclude a deal.

Aluko is being besieged on Twitter with requests from fans demanding to know if he'll still be at Ibrox next season and what is going on at the club. He does not have an answer to give them and sympathises with the manager who has squeezed more into his first season as a boss than most would in a career.

Aluko said: "Rangers are a huge club. I knew how big it was before I came and after a couple of weeks here you quickly learn everyone gets behind the team. There were 8000 on the march to Hampden and that's a crowd not many clubs can attract for a home game.

"I have a Twitter account that attracted a couple of thousand followers before I moved to Rangers. Now I have 35,000 and the numbers are still rising fast.

"If I had a pound for every time someone asked me what's going on I could buy the club myself but we're the last to know.

"However, as manager, Ally is the one person who needs clarity most so he can prepare for the future. It's been a long few months.

"It's his first year in the job and the learning curve has been tough but he has kept the team focused. He has maintained squad morale and been a figurehead for fans. There is so much he has done and he handles himself well."

Aluko was at Cumbernauld College yesterday for the launch of From The Heart, the autobiography of his former Aberdeen coach Sandy Clark.

Earlier, Aluko mistakenly walked into the college's Kirkintilloch campus five miles down the road and admits he's none the wiser about the geography of his own career path beyond Sunday's game at St Johnstone.

He added: "It will be good to get things sorted out, to find some clarity on the situation.

"I'm laid back about it but still keen to get it sorted and I know the seriousness of the situation. I live in an ideal world so whatever happens I will confront it and make my decision.

"When the season is over we can sit down and discuss whether I go forward with Rangers or elsewhere.

"You must show respect to the club you're with and talk to them first.

"It's been a rollercoaster season but I've formed an emotional attachment to the club.

"If I do end up leaving it will be tough to go and I will always look back with good memories. However, if I stay at Rangers it will be because I'm happy to."

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Publication:Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland)
Date:May 9, 2012
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