McLeish: This is what Allan McGregor told me about his Rangers future
Allan McGregor will know when it is time to hang up his goalkeeping gloves after signing a new rangers deal.
That’s according to former Gers boss Alex McLeish, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about the veteran’s decision to stay at Ibrox.
Rangers confirmed on Monday (20 June) that the 40-year-old had signed a new one-year deal with Rangers.
McLeish admits he told McGregor to sign a new deal if it was on the table and is delighted he is staying for another season.
“Allan is at the stage where he has to decide for himself,” McLeish told Football Insider correspondent Ben Wild
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“I spoke to him after the Scottish Cup final, and everyone agreed and said if you don’t feel you have to retire, then blooming stay because you are a long time out of the game.
“I’m sure he can still carve himself a coaching career but at the same time, if he feels good then I would advise him to stay.
“If he feels his legs have gone, his mobility has gone, then he has to think about that side of it but at the moment you don’t see that.
“We see him losing a couple of goals and people say he is getting too old. He made mistakes when he was a young guy, what do you say then? He’s not old enough?
“Goalkeepers make mistakes, they all do. People only concentrate when you make a mistake.
“He is the man to know when he has to retire. Rangers want him, I say jump at it.”