Rangers legend Ally McCoist is joining forces with tennis hero Sir Andy Murray and his older brother Jamie as part of a special tennis competition.

The Battle of the Brits tennis tournament is set to take place in Aberdeen on December 21st and 22nd and is the brainchild of Jamie Murray.

Andy Murray Live presented by SSE
Rangers legend Ally McCoist has been involed in similar events with the Murray brothers in the past. (Photo by Steve Welsh/Getty Images for Andy Murray Live)

Murray set up similar events during the pandemic to support athletes during a period when tours were suspended due to Covid-19 restrictions.

According to the Daily Mail, the Scottish tennis player wanted to look beyond the world of the sport for team captains this time around.

McCoist – who is enjoying a renaissance in commentary and is amongst the most popular contributors to football across the UK – is best known as Rangers’ all-time top scorer.

A proud ambassador for the club, Super Ally is also a former manager and an immensely popular figure amongst the Ibrox support.

Tennis fan McCoist will in theory perform the duties of Leon Smith in the Davis Cup and he will be in the courtside chair when the tournament kicks off this festive.

Sir Andy Murray will form part of the team with brother Jamie whilst Cam Norrie and Jonny O’Mara make up the rest of the Scotland team.

Wimbledon Winner Andy Murray Photocall
Sir Andy Murray has previously revealed he almost joined Rangers. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

The England team will be made up of Dan Evans, Kyle Edmund, Joe Salisbury and Neal Skupski with their coach also expected to come from outside the world of tennis.

The event is certainly something to pencil into the diary for Gers fans and the Ibrox links don’t just begin and end with Super Ally.

Sir Andy Murray has previously revealed that things could’ve been very different for him in his career when he was offered an opportunity to play football with Rangers.

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