Rangers legend Ally McCoist has spoken of his relief at leaving the club back in 2014 as manager.

In an interview with The Scotsman today, McCoist touched on how much he doesn’t miss the “crazy” world of football management.

The Rangers icon was the head at Ibrox for three-and-a-half years. McCoist was the man to bring Rangers up through Scottish League Two and One during his time at the club.

McCoist spent several years in charge at Ibrox (Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Yet, the back-to-back promotion was followed by an unfortunate campaign in his next season. In his fourth full season at the club, the former Rangers manager struggled to navigate his way through the Scottish Championship.

This led to the club sitting third in the division for long spells, and ultimately failing to go up despite Stuart McCall’s best efforts to revive it late on.

McCoist had this to say on his lengthy tenure at the club:

I wouldn’t have swapped anything. In many ways when the club was going through that period I was probably quite happy it was me, because I knew Rangers as well as anybody could have at that particular time. But I certainly don’t miss that feeling of not feeling well and not looking too clever. When I left, it was a wee bit of feeling as if somebody lifted a weight off my shoulders.

Supporters continue to love Ally

There’s no denying the love McCoist evidently has for the club, or the supporters towards McCoist. Yet all parties would’ve probably agreed it was the right decision for the icon to leave at the time.

McCoist had an incredible year with Rangers, and is the club’s highest ever goalscorer. He scored 355 goals in a 15-year spell for the club. His goals against Celtic in particular will stand out to a Rangers support who love him wholeheartedly.

The Rangers legend often spends time doing events and football coverage (Mark Runnacles/Getty Images for Andy Murray Live)

The legend’s time at Ibrox as manager was an unfortunate one. There’s no doubt McCoist didn’t have a fair crack at the whip. With the club plagued in off-field issues, it was a success for the former manager to just put a team on the pitch every week.

McCoist also confirmed he’s unlikely to return to management, and can often be seen on BT’s coverage of Scottish football alongside Chris Sutton.

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