Aggressive, powerful, sensational in the air and equally adept on the ground with his left foot. Formed a lethal partnership with McCoist and scored 115 goals in 222 games.
Hateley didn’t receive the warmest welcome when he joined Rangers from Monaco in 1990. It was amazing that fans questioned the ability of a man who had spent three years with AC Milan, won 32 England caps and played regularly at the highest level.
The fans doubts were ended when Hateley scored two goals against Aberdeen at Ibrox delivering the championship to Rangers in his first season.
His greatest season at Ibrox was the 1992-93 season when he provided a seemingly endless list of highlights for the Rangers faithful. Perhaps the most remembered was his outstanding display against Leeds in the European Cup. Hateley scored with a magnificent 25-yard left foot volley and then set up Ally McCoist’s diving header with an inch perfect cross making it 2-0.
Hateley was voted Player of the year, by the Scottish Football Writers Association in the 1993/94 season becoming the first Englishman to win this prestigious award.
He left Rangers in the 1995 to join former Rangers teammate Ray Wilkins, who was now managing QPR.
Hateley briefly returned to Rangers to help the cause prior to the Nine in a row decider at Parkhead and ended up getting sent off against Celtic but Gers still won!
Now in the media business, he works in an ambassadorial role for Rangers.