McCoist said he finds Mane’s decision very strange, adding that he would have understood if the Senegalese international was leaving Liverpool for Real Madrid or Barcelona.
Mane is all set to leave Liverpool to join Bayern Munich this summer.
It is reported that both Liverpool and Bayern have agreed to a deal worth £35.1 million for Mane.
Mane is expected to undergo his Bayern medical this week.
However, Mane’s decision has left McCoist baffled.
Speaking to TalkSPORT, McCoist said, “Is it because he wants to play in another country? Possibly. Is he going to a better league? No. Is he going to a more competitive league? No. Is he going to a better team? No. I find it very strange.”
He added: “The only thing I can see is the lure, the size of the club, Bayern Munich, is that something he’s always wanted to do? I could actually understand it more if it had been Real Madrid or Barcelona. I could understand that a little bit more, because of maybe the lure of one of those club’s, particularly Real Madrid.”