St Johnstone manager Steve Lomas hit out at Rangers over their handling of the pursuit of Francisco Sandaza and told the Light Blues fans they should be worried about the running of their club.
The Scottish champions have submitted a pre-contract offer for the Saints striker, who is out of contract at the end of the season, and Lomas, speaking after his side's 2-1 Clydesdale Bank Premier League defeat against Gers, launched a scathing attack on their owner Craig Whyte, who bought Sir David Murray's majority shareholding last May.
He said: "I do believe there should be a bit more leadership from the top at Rangers. Ally McCoist has got a difficult job because of the finances and he has had to follow Walter Smith, who is a legend, so he has a tough job. But this wouldn't happen if David Murray was at the club, he wouldn't let it. Rangers are a big club but unfortunately they are behaving like a little one."
He added: "We haven't even had an offer.
"As a boy, I was a Rangers fan. They are great fans, the Rangers fans, and I'm sure they must be feeling slightly miffed that they can't go out and pay for Fran Sandaza.
"I would be worried, especially a guy who is in the last months of his contract. I would be extremely worried if I was a Rangers fan."
Lomas is also unhappy with Sandaza's agent, Clive Jagger.
He said: "As for his agent, we still haven't heard if he's turned our offer down - probably as big an offer as St Johnstone have ever made in their history, which I think is slightly disrespectful to us.
"He's on the TV saying this and that. No doubt he wants him to go to Rangers because he will be getting something."
McCoist revealed on Friday Rangers had made Sandaza a pre-contract offer, but was unwilling to discuss the situation after Saturday's game, saying: "I don't want to talk about that today. I just want to talk about the game. That's for another day."