The Scot has been linked with Celtic since stepping down at Ewood Park.
McCoist says he was impressed with ex Celtic forward Hooper while Rangers boss.
The Belgian winger will not go to Euro 2016 as a player.
The Reds winger spent the rest of the campaign on loan to Championship side Brentford.
The former Sunderland boss was pleased to see the Black Cats survive.
Ex-Bristol City boss Steve Cotterill is eyeing the Charlton Athletic hot seat, according to reports from South London Today.
The first-team coach has left the club after six months.
The Spaniard has been linked with an exit from Vicarage Road, amid links to Everton and the Whites.
Rangers are reportedly keen on Melbourne City midfielder Aaron Mooy.
Rafa Benitez is reportedly seriously considering a long term stay at Newcastle United.