Exclusive: Rangers legend Ally McCoist discusses 'torturous' return to glory and 'legend' Steven Gerrard

Exclusive: Rangers legend Ally McCoist discusses 'torturous' return to glory and 'legend' Steven Gerrard

“Never mind Liverpool – he’ll be an absolute legend up here at Rangers”

Ibrox icon Ally McCoist has shared his delight at Rangers return to prominence, in an exclusive chat with Oddschecker’s Studs Up podcast. 

Speaking to QPR striker Charlie Austin and ITV Racing presenter Oli Bell on this week’s episode, McCoist discussed Steven Gerrard’s influence: “Brilliant. He has done and is doing a fantastic job.  

“This is his third year now, and I said that Rangers had been fine up until now, but he has to win something to prove that they’re back.  

“The level of performance this season domestically and in Europe, I can’t believe it. The European section with Benfica in it, and to win the group was no mean achievement.  

But it’s Rangers’ domestic form that’s sending both McCoist and Rangers fans delirious:: “Their overall play, he’s (Gerrard) clearly got a very good background staff, Gary McCallister, Michael Beale – they’re a team leading a team. 

“Steven deserves enormous credit and if they can get the boys over the line, which you’ve got to say, looks very achievable now. "

Stopping Celtic's would-be historic 9-in-a-row isn't something that sits lightly with McCoist: “I can’t tell you how many people it’ll mean so much to, because it’s been a long time and the club’s been through a torturous period with administration and liquidation. 

“If Steven manages to hold on to this title – never mind Liverpool – he’ll be an absolute legend up here at Rangers.”

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