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Ian Durrant in 1994
|Full name||Ian Durrant|
|Date of birth||29 October 1966|
|Place of birth||Glasgow, Scotland|
|Height||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|Rangers (First-team coach)|
|1994||→ Everton (loan)||5||(0)|
|* 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. Durrant is a coach of the Rangers first team, helping with training and also scouts on opponents as well as taking an active role with the reserve-team.
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. 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.
In 2005 he returned to Rangers as coach of the under-19s and, later, the reserve team. 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.
- Ian Durrant backs Rangers' class of 2008 Telegraph.co.uk (23 April 2008)
- Souness broke off our big title party to fine me pounds 1500; SAYS IAN DURRANT Daily Record, 8 April 1998
- "Durrant quits over knee injury" BBC Sport website (26 April 2002)
- "Scotland 2-0 Hungary" ScottishFA.co.uk
- "Republic of Ireland 1-2 Scotland" ScottishFA.co.uk
- "Durrant leaves Killie for Rangers" BBC Sport (17 February 2005)
- "Dunfermline 3-2 Rangers" BBC Sport (7 January 2007)
- Ian Durrant career stats at Soccerbase
- Ian Durrant at scottishfa.co.uk
- Career stats