The 67-year-old began as a player-manager with the ‘Gers in 1986 before going on to take a full managerial role. He won three league titles and four League Cups during his time in charge, including the first two of the club’s nine-in-a-row sequence of league crowns from 1989 to 1997.
Souness lured several England internationals north of the border when he was at Ibrox, with Gary Stevens, Mark Hateley, Trevor Steven, Ray Wilkins and Terry Butcher all making the move to Glasgow. He guided the ‘Gers to the quarter-finals of the European Cup and enjoyed a 5-1 derby win over Celtic in 1988. [via Sky Sports]
Would you like to have Graeme Souness back as manager at Ibrox?
He left to replace Kenny Dalglish as Liverpool manager in February 1991 after coming under “intense” media scrutiny in Scotland, although he reflected on his time at Ibrox by saying: “Those early years at Rangers were super times for me, my favourite memories in management.”
He added: “I’d done my job and I feel I’d left the foundations for a very strong team indeed. I will always look back on that period with immense fondness.” [via Sky Sports]
These ‘Gers fans on Twitter loved the interview with Souness, who one supporter described as an “icon”:
Brilliant read 🔴⚪🔵 https://t.co/ZKw07VoMvx
— ShropshireBear 🇬🇧 🏴 (@BearShropshire) July 28, 2020
— Miss P (@Ilovemissp) July 28, 2020
Loved this man still do. MY hero when growing up https://t.co/gJNUthbDW3
— sounessloyal (@waterside01) July 28, 2020
The Magnificent One ❤️ https://t.co/hjygIk0gXd
— Raghav Sood (@raghavsood9) July 28, 2020
Great read. A fantastic player and manager for us. #Souness
— EastBelfastBear (@AndyLoughran) July 28, 2020
— AndrewRodger (@arrodger) July 28, 2020
Great interview, and great times. Watching the England captain et al join your club… incredible …still a place for the Magnificent one on the board at Ibrox….🔴⚪🔵
— Andy (@theboysof609) July 28, 2020
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