FRUSTRATED Rangers legend Ally McCoist has admitted his disbelief at the dramatic collapse of Steven Gerrard’s side since the turn of the year.

Relegation-threatened Hamilton Accies became the third Premiership side to beat the Gers in 2020 during Wednesday’s 1-0 victory at Ibrox that followed 2-1 losses at Hearts and Kilmarnock.

Four points have also been shed in draws with Aberdeen (0-0) and St Johnstone (2-2).

Unless there is a seismic loss of form by Celtic, 13 points ahead with nine games to play, the chances of any domestic silverware for the Govan club have been blown.

Gerrard’s side are now toiling to catch up while they nosedived out of the Scottish Cup last weekend in the 1-0 loss to Hearts at Tynecastle.

The dire situation prompted McCoist to mutter “holy moly guacamole!” on talkSPORT as he was asked to explain the amazing dip in fortunes by host and Hoops fan Alan Brazil.

However, the former Gers goal king repeated he does not believe Gerrard will quit as the problems pile up.

McCoist blurted: “Holy moly guacamole.

“The only word you can use is implosion, there has been an implosion.

“Clearly, they are a team that looks completely and utterly bereft of any confidence which I find unbelievable when you have come home with a game in hand and a chance to go top of the league

“I don’t think he (Gerrard) will walk away, I genuinely don’t think he will.

“I was working with wee Gordon (Strachan) and big Chris (Sutton) and in Glasgow it doesn’t matter whether you are Rangers manager or Celtic manager, all you have to do is beat the other manager and you have a chance.

“The next thing Rangers and Steven have to do is pick up a bit of silverware, he hasn’t done it.

“Has there been improvement? Yes, but there has been a serious drop, and I use the word implosion, since the turn of the year.”


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Acclaimed author Alex Gordon wrote the biography of Scotland international legend Denis Law, entitled 'King and Country'. He is a former columnist with World Soccer magazine and Scottish correspondent of respected European journal L'Equipe.

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