Inverness manager Terry Butcher has every sympathy and empathy for the plight of Rangers counterpart Ally McCoist - but he has vowed to be ruthless during their Clydesdale Bank Premier League clash on Sunday.
Former Rangers captain Butcher has experienced administration with Motherwell and will offer former team-mate McCoist words of advice after the match at the Tulloch Caledonian Stadium. But he wants his side to exploit any uncertainty in the Rangers camp as Kilmarnock did last weekend when they won 1-0 at Ibrox.
Butcher said: "The pressure was off Kilmarnock because all the attention was very much on Ally and his players. Kilmarnock were able to play relaxed football and make some chances and play very well, which they can do. We want to be the same. The pressure is on Rangers and people will be looking at players' reactions and who might be going next week."
He added: "Some players might be playing their last game for Rangers.
"But we have our own agenda. We want to give a good account of ourselves in front of the cameras, which we haven't really done this season."
Butcher was assistant manager when Motherwell suffered the same fate as Rangers in 2002, and stepped into the hotseat on the same day when Eric Black resigned.
Nineteen players left Fir Park in the following days so Butcher knows what McCoist is dealing with.
"During the match there will be no sympathy because we have got our own agenda," Butcher said.
"But obviously before the game and especially after the match there will be sympathy. I will sit down with Ally and his staff and have a glass of red. He has great staff and they will be hurting, and next week will be really difficult because apparently there may be redundancies and people leaving the club.
"So it's going to be difficult. I have been there so maybe I'll pass on one or two words to Ally. At a club like Rangers you don't expect anything like this to ever, ever happen but it has and it's about the reaction and moving on."