Amid all the posturing, Rangers and Ally McCoist will simply have to reach an agreement in the old fashioned way over the departing Ibrox manager's "severance".
The already complex situation with Rangers and their manager took a further twist last night with a defeat that has surely killed off the Ibrox club's slim hopes of winning the SPFL Championship.
ALREADY a few Christmas nights-out have been held in town - we suspect bosses who left the booking too late and this was all they could get.
It could be seen as symptomatic of how things are at Ibrox these days that even when Dean Shiels appeared to have marked his return to the first team with the winning goal, it immediately became a matter for internal dispute.
Dean Shiels admits Rangers are happy to win ugly as long as it keeps them in touch with Scottish Championship rivals Hearts.