Ally McCoist has reflected on his difficult time as Rangers boss but revealed he has no regrets about his time in the dugout.
The former boss, who now features regularly as a pundit on talkSPORT and elsewhere, took the Gers from the bottom division to the Scottish Championship.
He spent three years as the manager at Ibrox during the club’s lowest point – enduring liquidation, administration and demotion to the fourth tier.
“People wouldn’t believe it,” McCoist told The Guardian.
“It was absolutely insane. I am the Rangers manager who ended up in a witness stand in the high court, thinking: ‘Is this what it’s come to?’ There were people involved at our football club who had no right to be there and should never have been near the place.
“As much as it was the dream job at the wrong time, I’m quite pleased that we were involved.
“Myself, Kenny McDowall, Ian Durrant, Gordon Durie, Jim Stewart, we knew the club better than anybody.
“We suffered with the supporters. I look back and say, in a masochistic way, that I’m pleased it was us.”
McCoist faced difficulties that no other Rangers boss has had to deal with.
His limited managerial experience finally showed when we reached the second tier, but he can be proud of his 72% win percentage.
That is the best of any Gers boss, and quite an achievement given the difficult position he found himself in.
We are grateful for his work in those years, and looking back on it also makes us appreciate Steven Gerrard even more.
His leadership of the club currently is finally about to close the chapter on a nightmare period by winning title number 55.
It has been a long time coming, and if McCoist had not steered us back in the right direction it is very possible things might be very different.
We now have the right characters involved with the club – at board and management level as well as the playing personnel.
Rangers have avoided controversy for the most part this term, something Gerrard has focused on, and we are on course for success as a result.