"You often get these questions about whether we ever thought someone would be a manager at a certain point in his career," Dalglish said.
"In McCoist's case, I'd prefer to say 'Why not?'
"To my mind the job demands someone with a level of intelligence about football itself and clearly Ally has that in his locker.
"Throw in the fact that he knows an awful lot about a particular football club and that's a pretty good combination.
"So he ticks a number of boxes for Rangers.
"You then add the fact that he worked for a fair number of years with someone of the calibre of Walter Smith.
"Walter was the perfect mentor for him and now he's (McCoist's) the main man."