Ally McCoist reveals Graeme Souness once had to be held back from ‘killing’ him in Rangers dressing room bust-up after a defeat to Celtic

Ally McCoist has revealed he once wound up former Rangers boss and Liverpool legend Graeme Souness so much he thought the fiery Scot was going to kill him.

The former Scotland striker told talkSPORT another of his hilarious stories from his Ibrox career on Monday’s Sports Breakfast, about how you mess with Souness at your own peril.

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Graeme Souness and Ally McCoist were not always all smiles during their spell together at Rangers
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The furious Scot was not a man to be trifled with on or off the field, and has proven with his various rants as a TV pundit that he still isn’t.

But Ally just couldn’t help himself when, after Rangers‘ dismal defeat to Old Firm derby rivals Celtic in 1988, Souness turned his full fury towards an unassuming Coisty.

And it appears his old player-manager didn’t take kindly to the striker turning the tables in the dressing room, surrounded by their fellow players.

Luckily for Ally, they stepped in just in time…

“I wish a had a pound for every time Graeme was going to kill me, and I mean literally kill me, man,” McCoist explained to talkSPORT Breakfast host Laura Woods.

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Souness’ style of play – and, it appears, his style of management – was as brutally honest as his punditry
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“We played a game at Parkhead and we got beat 2-0, I think Frank McAvennie scored two goals, Graeme was player-manager at the time and he came in [to the dressing room] and I can see he’s raging.

“He’s absolutely raging, he’s been through everybody and he’s turned to me and got his finger right in my face and he says: ‘You are a DISGRACE! You are this, you are that…’

“He says: ‘You were the WORST PLAYER, the worst player on that park today’.

“I can feel my wee teammate Durranty [Ian Durrant] nudging me just to say: ‘Shut up, don’t say anything, just take it’. But I couldnae stop myself.

“I’m sitting there shaking my head, right, I wouldnae open my mouth, I was just sitting there shaking my head and of course he’s got to come back to me.

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Souness led Rangers to three Scottish league titles and four League Cup victories in five years as player-manager
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“He says: ‘You’re shaking your head? YOU’RE SHAKING YOUR HEAD?!’

“And I said: ‘That’s right, I am shaking my head, because I wasnae the worst player, YOU were!’ And I pointed right at him.

“Well, there was about four other players all holding him back, he was gonna kill me!

“I swear to God, his face went scarlet, he was trying to swing for me and I’m just sitting there undoing my boots like, ‘la la la-la la-la la’!

“As much as I love him,” McCoist added, “Graeme would have killed me in that dressing room if he had the opportunity.”

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Listen to Ally’s hilarious story from the talkSPORT Breakfast IN FULL above!
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