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McCoist and Whyte looking forward to new era with Rangers

New Rangers manager Ally McCoist and owner Craig Whyte are already in discussions regarding plans for the future. As 'Gers enter a new era following a third straight title under Walter Smith, McCoist has made it clear that he and Whyte are on the same page when it comes to assessing which present and incoming players will fit in with the current squad at Ibrox.

"We have had a number of discussions since the takeover and our latest meeting was to agree on our priorities for next season," McCoist told the club's official website.

"The most important thing to emerge is that we both hold the same hopes and desire for success for the team and the club and that's a great start.

"We are both keen to re-sign key players who did so brilliantly in helping land our latest league title and we are determined to ensure that we can attract players of a certain quality to Ibrox.

"I don't want to be too specific at this stage but I have a clear list of signing targets in mind and that will be my priority over the next few weeks.

"I plan to spend wisely on transfers and new contracts in order to maximise benefit to the club. It's all about getting the right balance.

"We invested heavily in Nikica Jelavic and every penny of that looks well spent. However, it's not always the case of the more you spend on a particular player the better.

"We've had players coming through the ranks from the academy, loan players who have done a tremendous job and others who did not cost a great deal of money.

"It's more important to get the blend right. The club enjoyed great success last season and I am looking forward to building on that success in my new role as Rangers manager."

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