By George Overhill

13th Jan, 2022 | 3:10pm

Ally McCoist aims joke at former Rangers manager Steven Gerrard

Ally McCoist could not resist a cheeky dig at departed Rangers manager Steven Gerrard, referring to the Aston Villa boss as “fish and chip paper”.

The former Ibrox striker is well known as a joker and had his tongue in his cheek when he appeared to trash the title-winning boss.

Speaking on talkSPORT on Thursday morning, as quoted by The Daily Record, he said: “The man is fish and chip paper, he’s yesterday’s news, we’ve moved on, we’re part of Gio’s army.”

Out of sight out of mind

After he lead Gers back to the summit of Scottish football ex-England captain Gerrard will always hold a special place in Ibrox history.

His sudden exit to Aston Villa earlier this season could have soured that view in the eyes of some fans who will wholeheartedly support McCoist’s words.

But the man himself is surely parodying the short memories that football fans have when changes inevitably occur rather than holding any real grudge.

The ease with which new boss Giovanni van Bronckhorst has picked up the slack and revitalised the Light Blues has certainly helped the club get over any hurt that may have been lingering.

A perfect league record has seen the Dutchman lead Gers to a 10 point lead at the top of the table, and was recently awarded the Manager of the Month award as a result.

If that continues then supporters will think of Gerrard less and less while being firmly alongside McCoist as part of “Gio’s army”.

However, if fortunes were to change and a second Scottish Premiership title does not follow at the end of the season he too could become “fish and chip” paper.

In other Rangers news, this transfer target reportedly wants to take on the Champions League at Ibrox.