Rangers striker Andy Little has heaped praise on Rangers legend Ally McCoist, saying that “no-one could’ve done what he did” during the club’s years of struggle.
McCoist has come under a lot of fire recently for comments made in the media. Not all of it has been pleasant and by-and-large, Super Ally deserves better.
Andy Little, speaking on Four Lads Had a Dream’s new podcast, unsurprisingly only had good things to say about the club’s greatest ever goalscorer.
“The task he had was to follow in the footsteps of Walter Smith was almost impossible,” said Little. “Then for what happened to the football club to happen. And then to have to try and do what he had to try to do in the third division and the second division, it was completely unprecedented.
“I don’t think he could’ve done much more. He really kept the club going and kept the positivity. And there’s no doubt that 40 odd thousand season tickets were sold because Ally McCoist was the manager.
“I don’t think anyone else, literally I don’t think any other figure could’ve done what he did. To keep the club going, to keep the positivity and to keep the numbers coming through the gates every Saturday. And that’s what he did.”
Ally McCoist helped hold things together at Ibrox
Little is pretty clear here, and it’s hard to disagree. For all of Ally McCoist’s failings in his position as Rangers manager, he gave everything for the role.
We all make mistakes, McCoist is no different. But he bore a ginormous burden on his shoulders at Ibrox.
We’re unlikely to see Little back at Ibrox, as a player at least. The former Gers striker hung up his professional boots back in November last year.