Ally McCoist insists Rangers offered current Celtic star contract at Ibrox
By Harvey Byrne
Former Rangers chief Ally McCoist has once again insisted that the Gers offered current Celtic star Craig Gordon a deal at Ibrox.
It is well documented that the now 34-year-old shot stopper trained with Rangers during the 2013-14 season before completing a move to their Glasgow rivals Celtic in July 2014.
Rangers were led by McCoist at the time with the club sat in Scotland’s League One after demotion in 2012.
The manager and player went head-to-head in 2014 with Gordon claiming a contract was not offered, while McCoist told differently and the discussion has reared it’s head once more following the Old Firm 1-1 draw on Sunday.
Scotland great McCoist was a pundit on beIN Sports TV for the match and again shared how the Gers had made an attempt to sign Gordon.
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“He came into Murray Park at our place and did a lot of his rehab,” told McCoist, as quoted by the Scottish Sun.
“We obviously tried to offer him something which, understandably maybe, he decided against and went to Celtic and good luck to him and he’s never looked back.”
Gordon has played 43 times for Brendan Rodgers’ side in all competitions this season.
Of those appearances 25 have came in the Celtic’s 28 match league unbeaten run.
He has been crucial to the Hoops’ success this season and pulled off some vital stops between the sticks to deny Martyn Waghorn especially on Sunday.
The player had also been linked with a move to Premier League giants Chelsea in January, but he has recently agreed a new deal at Celtic Park taking him up until 2020.
In other Rangers news, former chairman Simon Jordan has made a bold prediction about the Gers.