Ally McCoist has thrown his hat in the ring for the vacant Kilmarnock job.

Currently working as a pundit, the former striker’s last gig in management was at Rangers back in 2014. He also finished his career at the Rugby Park club.

McCoist played with Kilmarnock and Rangers. (ANDY BUCHANAN/AFP via Getty Images)

McCoist has hailed the potential Killie’s vacant hotseat poses to a manager, whilst confirming he’d ‘discuss’ the possibility of taking the job himself if the opportunity arose.

As quoted by the Scottish Sun, he said: “I’ve said to you before when the job became vacant when Steven left, it’s a fabulous club and I genuinely mean that.

“I had three of the most enjoyable years of my life down at Kilmarnock when I stopped playing. It’s a wonderful club. Bobby Williamson, going back to that, believe it or not, Kilmarnock were in European football four years out of five.

McCoist would discuss the possibility. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

“Now I’m not saying it’s going to go back to that overnight but if you’re asking me if anybody, myself included, would be interested in the Kilmarnock job? It’s a great job. I’d discuss.”

Alessio’s abrupt departure

McCoist has been able to throw his hat in the ring after the shock sacking of Angelo Alessio. He was sacked after just under six months, despite the club sitting in the top six.

Alessio didn’t get off to a good start with a Europa League defeat to part-timers Connah’s Quay Nomads. Alessio did begin to find his feet in the league but the rug has been swept from under him.

Alessio has been sacked. (Photo by Matthew Ashton – AMA/Getty Images)

McCoist’s words certainly indicate that he wants it. He would get respect within the dressing room, having starred for Killie and Rangers during his playing days.

Whether he’ll get this opportunity is a question waiting to be answered. In Alex Dyer’s first match as temporary boss, Killie lost 1-0 Motherwell after a brilliant Jake Carroll free kick.

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