Graeme Souness is never short of a decent quote.Graeme Souness is never short of a decent quote.
Graeme Souness is never short of a decent quote.

Graeme Souness in Quotes: These are 13 funny and insightful quotes from the football star on Scotland, sport and fame

He’s seen success as a player, a manager and as a television pundit – and the Scottish footballing legend is never stuck for something entertaining to say.

Born in Edinburgh in 1953, Graeme Souness was brought up in the Saughton Mains area of Scotland’s Capital, first playing for local boys' club North Merchiston.

HIs career started with a football apprenticeship at Tottenham Hotspur, but he only made one first team appearance for the club.

After a summer playing in the North American Soccer League for Montreal Olympique he signed for Middlesbrough before a transfer to Liverpool set him on the road to stardom – winning five League Championships, three European Cups and four League Cups in seven incredible seasons.

He also won 54 caps for Scotland, playing in three World Cups for his country.

Two years at the Italian club Sampdoria followed before he moved to Rangers – the club he had supported as a child – as player-manager in 1986.

He made 73 appearances for Rangers before retiring as a player in 1991, at the age of 38, to focus on football management.

As well as Rangers, he has managed Liverpool, Galatasaray, Southampton, Torino, Benfica, Blackburn Rovers, and Newcastle United.

Souness was sacked from his job at Newcastle United in 2006 and retired from management.

He’s now a popular television pundit, most recently appearing on ITV’s coverage of the 2022 World Cup.

Here are 13 interesting comments he’s made over the years.