Gary
McAllister

Assistant Manager

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Assistant Manager

Gary McAllister will be a well-known face to supporters. He is both vastly experienced and decorated as a footballer, and joins up again with Gerrard having formed a superb midfield partnership and friendship with him at Liverpool in the early 2000s.

Beginning his career at Motherwell under legendary Ibrox gaffer Jock Wallace, he firstly moved south to England in 1985 to join Leicester City. He spent five years at Filbert Street before moving on to newly-promoted Leeds United in 1990.

After a decent first season, the Yorkshire club became Champions of England, winning the last-ever First Division top-flight title. That qualified them for the first-ever Champions League, where after a defeat of VfB Stuttgart, they were drawn to face Rangers for a place in the inaugural group stage.

McAllister netted a stunning goal inside the opening minutes of the first leg at Ibrox, but Walter Smith’s Gers recorded one of their finest ever performances over two legs to win the tie 4-2 on aggregate.

He went on to captain Leeds, and led them out at Wembley for the 1996 League Cup Final with Aston Villa, in which they were beaten 3-0. Shortly afterwards, he moved on to Coventry City, where he would spend four seasons before earning a surprise switch to Liverpool at the age of 35 in the summer of 2000.

The decision to sign him was an inspired one by then-manager Gerard Houllier, with McAllister inspiring the Reds to an unprecedented treble of cups – the League Cup, FA Cup and UEFA Cup in that first season. He also scored in the UEFA Cup final win over Alaves in Dortmund.

The following season saw McAllister lift both the Community Shield (where he again scored) and UEFA Super Cup trophies, before his spell at Anfield ended with a standing ovation on the final day of the campaign.

From there, he took his first steps in management as player-manager of Coventry City, spending two further seasons with the Sky Blues. He later managed Leeds United and assisted Gordon Strachan at Middlesbrough, and Houllier at Aston Villa, where he performed a caretaker role after the Frenchman suffered a bout of ill health.

His international career was also impressive, as he won 57 caps while also captaining his nation to the Euro 96 finals, where despite a win over Switzerland and a draw with the Netherlands, Scotland failed to make it out of the group stages.

Most recently, McAllister worked as an ambassador with Liverpool FC, while he has been a regular visitor at Rangers matches in recent years through his work as a co-commentator.

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