Ally McCoist revealed how he tried to signal Jamie Carragher for Rangers when he was leaving Liverpool.
Carragher spent his total enjoying profession with the Reds, making his debut in 1996 earlier than retiring a membership legend in 2013.
The defender made 737 appearances profitable two FA Cups, three League Cups, the Champions League and the UEFA Cup.
However McCoist, who was Rangers supervisor on the time Carra retired, needed the defender to maneuver north of the border and signal for the Scottish giants.
Carragher, who’s co-hosting talkSPORT Drive with Adrian Durham this night from 4pm, opted to pursue a profession within the media reasonably than proceed his enjoying profession.
When speaking about whether or not the 42-year-old was underrated, McCoist advised talkSPORT Breakfast: “I attempted to signal him, consider it or not, when he was leaving Liverpool.
“I phoned Gary McAllister and tried to get him, however clearly he was going into the media circles and is doing very effectively at that.
“I’m undecided he was underrated, for me, as he was a high participant. I do know what you might be saying that in some quarters he’s not given the credit score he deserves, however actually not in my case.
“I assumed he was a high participant. At that specific time England had some incredible centre-backs in John Terry and Rio Ferdinand and boys like that.
“You mechanically consider the 2 boys I’ve talked about, Terry and Ferdinand, so he won’t make too many high tens in some folks’s eyes. However that doesn’t make him not a high participant.
“It in all probability highlights the gamers he was competing towards at the moment.”
Crystal Palace winger Andros Townsend additionally described what it was like enjoying in Carragher’s last ever recreation at Anfield again in 2013.
He advised talkSPORT: “I truly performed in Jamie Carragher’s final recreation at Anfield and the environment there was in all probability probably the greatest atmospheres I’ve skilled as a participant.
“It was unimaginable the ship off he bought and rightly so.
“I bear in mind, by some means, from 25 yards he hit a screamer and it hit the bar. If that had gone within the place would actually have erupted! That sticks in my thoughts.”