Rangers legend Ally McCoist’s rallying cry ahead of the Europa League final

Rangers legend Ally McCoist gave an enthusiastic rallying cry to fans ahead of tonight’s Europa League final against Eintracht Frankfurt.

In a video released by BT Sport ahead of the historic Sevilla clash, McCoist, who played for the Ibrox club from 1983 to 1998 and managed them from 2011 to 2014, explains the progress Rangers have made since being relegated to the Third Division in 2012 has been amazing.

And he says the current squad can take their place in Rangers history and folklore, backed by thousands of fans who have traveled to Spain to support their heroes.

Covered in footage of Rangers’ incredible Europa League run, which saw them beat Borussia Dortmund, Braga and RB Leipzig to reach the showpiece clash, McCoist urged fans to back their favorites until the end this evening.

McCoist, 59, from East Kilbride, said: “To understand what it means you have to take it back. 2012, heartbroken, humbled, it was surreal – but you never gave up, you stayed with us.

McCoist says fans can help their team become part of Rangers lore

“Fifty thousand at Ibrox, every two weeks, we got up, and we got up again and finally, we were back.

“Stevie G had a master plan – restored pride – and this season we showed all of Europe who we are.

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“Here were boys taking on all comers; Dortmund destroyed, Braga beaten, then Leipzig… wow. Absolute carnage.

“You came, you supported the boys…a night that will be remembered forever.

The Rangers icon is in Spain with BT Sport for the final against Eintracht Frankfurt
The Rangers icon is in Spain with BT Sport for the final against Eintracht Frankfurt

“And now the stage is set, the chance to join the greats. Sevilla won’t know what hit them.

“One last game, one last push.

“Be loud, be proud, be ready. Go Gers.”

Tonight’s match at the Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan stadium kicks off at 8pm and will be shown live on BT Sport.

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