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Ian Durrant
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Ian Durrant in 1994
Personal information
Full name Ian Durrant
Date of birth 29 October 1966 (1966-10-29) (age 43)
Place of birth    Glasgow, Scotland
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current club Rangers (coach)
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*
Everton (loan)
283 (27)
005 0(0)
101 0(8)   
National team
1987-2000 Scotland 020 0(0)

1 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 European and SPL opponents as well as taking an active role with the reserve-team.[1]


Playing career



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. In October 1988 Durrant suffered a career-threatening knee injury in a match with Aberdeen at Pittodrie. A heavy 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 30,ooo Rangers fans. Durrant went on to play a part in both Rangers 1992/93 Champions League and Rangers' run of finally equaling Celtics nine successive league championships, which was clinched in 1997.


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]


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

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]


  1. ^ Ian Durrant backs Rangers' class of 2008 (23 April 2008)
  2. ^ "Durrant quits over knee injury" BBC Sport website (26 April 2002)
  3. ^ "Scotland 2-0 Hungary"
  4. ^ "Republic of Ireland 1-2 Scotland"
  5. ^ "Durrant leaves Killie for Rangers" BBC Sport (17 February, 2005)
  6. ^ "Dunfermline 3-2 Rangers" BBC Sport website (7 January 2007)

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