Former Rangers defender Alan Hutton announced his retirement earlier today – and Ibrox icon Ally McCoist paid a brilliant tribute to him on social media.

The 35-year-old defender had been without a club after leaving Aston Villa and brings the curtain down on a career that also saw him play for Sunderland, Aston Villa, Nottingham Forest, Bolton and Mallorca.

BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - JANUARY 19: Alan Hutton of Aston Villa during the Sky Bet Championship match between Aston Villa and Hull City at Villa Park on January 19, 2019 in Birmingham, England. Rangers

 (Photo by Neville Williams/Aston Villa FC via Getty Images)

Amid all the tributes paid to the former defender, it was Rangers icon who stole the show as he delivered his message as only Super can on his Instagram account.

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McCoist wished Hutton well in his retirement with a witty caption, saying: “Like Hutton dressed as Lahm… what a career, Hutts, happy retirement – welcome to the club!”

 

Hutton became the most expensive Scottish outfield player in 2008 when he moved from Rangers to Tottenham for £9 million, winning the League Cup with Spurs before signing for Villa three years later.

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The defender would also earn his place in the Scottish FA Hall of Fame after winning 50 caps for the national team, although he arguably should have had a far greater number than that.

Hutton made 122 appearances for Rangers between 2002 and 2008, winning the 2004/04 SPL title.

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