Rangers legends launch Jock Wallace biography

Rangers legends launch Jock Wallace biography

Five Glasgow Rangers legends will appear at the club's Ibrox megastore to help launch new book Blue Thunder - a biography of legendary former boss Jock Wallace - ahead of next Tuesday night's game against Ayr United, 22nd April.


Colin Stein, Bobby Russell, Dave Smith, Colin Jackson and Jim Denny will join author and Rangers fan Jeff Holmes from 5.30pm,


The book tells how former miner Jock worked his way up from football's coal face to become one of Scotland's greatest ever managers.


As a player he had a love of giant-slaying, while a fruitful coaching apprenticeship included European glory before he won two unprecedented trebles with Rangers.


At the height of his popularity in Glasgow he quit for Leicester City, where his typically brutal training regime guided the Foxes to the English First Division.


After a spell at Motherwell, he moved back to Ibrox but was sacked after just two trophies in three seasons.


Seville was the next port of call, followed by Colchester where he worked wonders to keep the Us in the Football League. Sadly, the great man was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease during his time at Layer Road.


When he died in 1996, his popularity in Glasgow gave rise to a suitably huge and colourful shrine at Ibrox.