Ally McCoist admits he'd have driven Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers to Aston Villa

Manager Ally McCoist of Rangers celebrates following his team's victory over Berwick Rangers at Ibrox Stadium on May 4, 2013 in Glasgow, Scotland.

The former Rangers man was discussing Aston Villa's decision to look elsewhere than the Celtic manager.

Manager Ally McCoist of Rangers celebrates following his team's victory over Berwick Rangers at Ibrox Stadium on May 4, 2013 in Glasgow, Scotland.

The former Rangers player and manager Ally McCoist has told Talksport he would have driven the Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers to Aston Villa.

Rodgers was one of the names linked with the Aston Villa vacancy - which has since been filled by Brentford's Dean Smith - despite a difficult start to his third season at Celtic Park.

 

The Bhoys have cruised to the Scottish Premiership title in each of the Ulsterman's previous two campaigns, but find themselves third in the standings, embroiled in a potential seven-way fight for the crown which includes their Old Firm rivals, Rangers.

And, according to McCoist, taking Rodgers out of the equation would have been a significant boost to Rangers' chances.

Head coach Brendan Rodgers of Celtic looks on prior to the UEFA Europa League Group B match between FC Salzburg and Celtic at Red Bull Arena Wals-Siezenheim on October 4, 2018 in Salzburg,...

Discussing the 45-year-old's Villa Park links, McCoist told Wednesday's Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast: "I would have driven him down the M6 myself to take that job at Villa."

But when asked which of Celtic or Aston Villa is in fact the bigger club, the former Scotland international paused, before replying reluctantly: "Celtic".

Would the Celtic manager have been a good fit for Aston Villa?

General views of Villa Park the home of Aston Villa before the Sky Bet Championship match between Aston Villa and Sheffield United at Villa Park on December 23, 2017 in Birmingham, England.

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