Ally McCoist has revealed that he tried to sign Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher when he was manager of Rangers.

The now Sky Sports pundit spent his entire career at Anfield, but just before he retired McCoist made a sneaky bid to lure him to Scotland.

He told talkSPORT: “I tried to sign him, believe it or not, when he was leaving Liverpool.

“I phoned Gary McAllister and tried to get him, but obviously he was going into the media circles and is doing very well at that.

“I’m not sure he was underrated, for me, as he was a top player. I know what you are saying that in some quarters he’s not given the credit he deserves, but certainly not in my case.

“I thought he was a top player. At that particular time England had some fantastic centre-backs in John Terry and Rio Ferdinand and boys like that.

“You automatically think of the two boys I’ve mentioned, Terry and Ferdinand, so he might not make too many top tens in some people’s eyes. But that doesn’t make him not a top player.

“It probably highlights the players he was competing against at that time.”