Rangers legend Ally McCoist has told a brilliant story of his first encounter with Ibrox hero Paul Gascoigne in a preview clip from a talkSPORT special titled ‘Gazza & McCoist: Together Again’.
The duo played together for the Light Blues between 1995 and 1998, during a period of remarkable success for the club.
McCoist was the clinical finisher and Gazza the incredibly talented attacking midfielder who always had supporters on the edge of their seats.
The special, which will be released on Tuesday night at 7pm, is bound to contain a number of superb tales from their time together in Glasgow, and fans were given a taste of what to expect in a preview clip released via talkSPORT‘s social media channels on Monday.
McCoist begins by explaining that he and Walter Smith were in Las Vegas and planning to meet Gazza for lunch at 1pm in the famous Caesar’s Palace.
However, Ally contacted Gazza separately and arranged to meet him slightly earlier.
“I remember walking down into the place at Caesar’s Palace, Gazza, I tell everybody this story,” said Rangers’ all-time top goalscorer. “You’re sitting at the bar, and you’ve got two big cocktails – one for yourself and one for me coming down – I swear I could have dived into my cocktail, it was about that size [while spreading his arms wide].”
“You’re sitting with two bowls of chicken wings, sitting underneath the telly and the horse racing is on, the American football’s on, the golf’s on, and I took one look at you and I thought, ‘I think we’re gonna get on just fine.”
“You’ve got two big cocktails, two bowls of chicken wings and all the sports are on.”
Ally McCoist tells the story of the first time he met Paul Gascoigne at #RangersFC.
Gazza & McCoist: Together Again is a talkSPORT special this Tuesday at 7pm. pic.twitter.com/ottGiZE2Sw
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A laughing McCoist then goes on to recall Walter Smith eventually arriving to join them and shaking his head disapprovingly.
“I can’t tell you the excitement and the buzz that we had that you were coming to Rangers,” he finished.
Gazza can hardly get a word in during the clip, such is Ally’s excitement, but Bears will no doubt be pleased to see the former England star looking happy and healthy.
The 54-year-old has been back at Ibrox on a number of occasions in recent years, even taking to the pitch and receiving a fantastic reception at half-time of a fixture against Hamilton in October 2019.
💙 @Paul_Gascoigne8 back at Ibrox. pic.twitter.com/VIhBeZP6xR
— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) October 6, 2019