Ally McCoist in Quotes: Here are 13 funny and interesting things the former Rangers star has said about football, the Old Firm and scoring goals
He’s one of Scotland’s best-known footballers, enjoying a successful career in broadcasting after hanging up his boots, and he certainly has plenty to say for himself.
He became the club's record goalscorer and won nine successive league championships between the 1988–89 and 1996–97 seasons.
McCoist continued to claim goals when he played for three seasons alongside long-time Rangers teammate and friend Ian Durrant for Kilmarnock – ending his playing career as the fifth highest goalscorer in the top tier of Scottish football with 260 successful strikes. The striker also played for his country, winning 61 international caps and scoring 19 goals for Scotland.
A successful media career began even before he retired from playing when he became a team captain in the popular BBC sports quiz A Question of Sport in 1996 – a position he would fill for more than a decade.
His management career started when he became Walter Smith’s Rangers depute in 2007, eventually stepping up to become manager in 2011. This was at the time of the well-publicised financial issues which saw the club liquidated and relegated to the fourth tier of Scottish football. McCoist remained at the club to win successive promotions to the second tier but ultimately resigned in December 2014 after a poor start to the season.
McCoist is now am in-demand football pundit, commentator and personality, most recently hitting the headlines after helping a nurse win £82,000 on BBC game show The Wheel.
Here’s what ‘Super Ally’ has had to say on a variety of topics over the years.