Ian Durrant

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Ian Durrant
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Ian Durrant in 1994
Personal information
Full name Ian Durrant
Date of birth (1966-10-29) 29 October 1966 (age 48)
Place of birth Glasgow, Scotland
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Rangers (First-team coach)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1984-1998 Rangers 249 (26)
1994 Everton (loan) 5 (0)
1998-2002 Kilmarnock 101 (8)
National team
1986-2000 Scotland 20 (0)
Teams managed
2007 Rangers (Caretaker)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Ian Durrant (born 29 October 1966 in Glasgow) is a former Scottish professional footballer who played for Rangers, Kilmarnock and the Scotland national team.

Playing career[edit]

Rangers[edit]

Durrant started his career at Rangers and made his debut against Greenock Morton in April 1985. The following season, he was a regular fixture in the Rangers team and scored in his Old Firm debut that season. Durrant was fined £1500 by Rangers in 1987 after his involvement in an incident in a kebab shop after Rangers had won the league championship.[1] In October 1988 Durrant suffered a career-threatening knee injury in a match with Aberdeen at Pittodrie. A challenge by Aberdeen's Neil Simpson left him out of competitive football for almost three years. He made his return in April 1991 in a reserve fixture against Hibernian and was welcomed back by 47,453 Rangers fans. Durrant went on to play a part in both Rangers 1992/93 Champions League and Rangers' run of finally equalling Celtic's nine successive league championships, the last of which was clinched in 1997.

Kilmarnock[edit]

In 1998, along with fellow Rangers teammate Ally McCoist, Durrant transferred to Kilmarnock. He spent four years at Rugby Park before retiring and becoming coach of the youth team.[2]

Scotland[edit]

Durrant made his international debut on 9 September 1987 against Hungary,[3] eventually winning 20 caps for Scotland. His final match was against Republic of Ireland on 30 May 2000.[4]

Coaching career[edit]

In 2005 he returned to Rangers as coach of the under-19s and, later, the reserve team.[5] Following the resignation of Paul Le Guen as Rangers manager on 4 January 2007, Durrant was temporarily elevated to the manager position at Rangers until Walter Smith was re-appointed. He lost his only game in charge of the first team, which was a Scottish Cup tie, 3-2 at the hands of Dunfermline Athletic.[6] Durrant worked as a coach of the Rangers first team under Walter Smith and Ally McCoist.[7][8] He was demoted in December 2014 to a position with the Rangers under-20 team, after McCoist left the club.[8]

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