Alex McLeish believes that Rangers’ current struggles could be the making of Ally McCoist as a manager.
The former Rangers and Scotland boss believes the enormity of the task in front of the club’s former striker should provide him with extremely valuable experience.
“This could be the making of Ally McCoist as a manager, because of all the heavy duty experience he has had over the last few months since taking over from Walter Smith,” McLeish told Eurosport-Yahoo.
“It will stand him in good stead, and he could say in two or three years ‘I needed to go through all of that to become the manager I am today’.
“He’s a Rangers die-hard, and let’s hope that he gets what every fan craves, and that’s consistent results.”
McLeish also praised the Rangers supporters, and the way that they have shown their commitment to the club in spite of their recent plight.
“The fans were always going to turn out in force, but they may only do it for so long, because they need to be entertained. Then they will keep coming.
“It’s been one of the greatest showings of strength I’ve ever seen in football. It has been amazing.”
Alex McLeish was speaking to Yahoo!'s 'The Dugout' through its partnership with the League Managers Association
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