Ally McCoist Says He Wants Rangers to Hire 45-Year-Old Manager Now

Ally McCoist has recently expressed his desire to see Frank Lampard take up the managerial position at Ibrox. McCoist’s sentiments were conveyed during a TalkSPORT interview on October 4th. Lampard’s name has been prominently featured among the candidates to replace Michael Beale, who was relieved of his duties as the assistant manager of Rangers.

The need for a managerial change at Rangers became evident after the team’s disappointing 3-1 loss at Ibrox over the weekend. This result left Rangers seven points adrift from the top of the Scottish Premiership, a deficit that poses a significant challenge, particularly considering the team’s need to integrate nine new signings made during the summer transfer window.

Furthermore, Rangers suffered a setback in their Champions League campaign when they were eliminated in the qualifiers. However, the team has shown promise in the early stages of their Europa League journey.

Ally McCoist, a revered figure in Rangers’ history, believes that Frank Lampard could be the catalyst needed to propel Rangers forward this season. When asked about his preference for the new Rangers manager, McCoist shared, “It’s an interesting one guys, it might not be a popular decision I’m going to make, but I wouldn’t mind Frank Lampard getting it to tell you the truth. There’s one or two names getting thrown about, I just think, I looked at the last time Steven [Gerrard] came up and was a success. I still see Frank in that sort of capacity, he’s a young manager with a lot to prove. Clearly, he does know the club that’s for sure, but at the same time, I don’t think it was a massive, massive surprise to see Michael [Beale] lose his job sadly. I think the Aberdeen game at home was the final one.”

In a light-hearted moment, McCoist also quipped that he himself was not in contention for the managerial role, saying, “I’m out of it, I’m officially out.”

As Glasgow Rangers continue their search for a new manager, the endorsement from a club legend like Ally McCoist adds weight to Frank Lampard’s potential candidacy. It remains to be seen who will ultimately fill the managerial vacancy at Ibrox and whether Lampard will emerge as the chosen candidate to lead the team through the challenges of the current season.