Alistair Murdoch "Ally" McCoist
(); born 24 September 1962 in Bellshill
, North Lanarkshire
) is a Scottish football manager
and former player. He is currently manager of Rangers
McCoist began his career with St Johnstone
before moving to Sunderland
in 1981. He returned to Scotland two years later and signed with Rangers
. At Rangers, McCoist became the club's record goalscorer, netting 355 goals. In addition to this McCoist holds the Rangers records for number of league goals scored, number of Scottish League Cup
goals scored and the most goals scored by a player in European
competitions with 251, 54 and 21 respectively. McCoist is also third in the all-time appearance table for Rangers, having made 581 appearances for the club.
He is the Scottish top tier league's all time leading goalscorer, having netted 291 times for St. Johnstone, Rangers and Kilmarnock between 1979 and 2001.
Largely thanks to his career at Rangers, McCoist was inducted into the Scottish Sports Hall of Fame
in 2007. He is also a member of the Scotland Football Hall of Fame
, having gained 61 international caps.
McCoist's first professional club was St. Johnstone
, having signed from Fir Park Boys Club in 1978. McCoist had trained with St. Mirren
as a 16-year-old but was rejected by the then-manager Alex Ferguson
for being "too small". After failing to score during his first two seasons in Perth
, McCoist scored 26 goals in 43... Read More