Bill Struth

Bill-Struth1873 – 1956

Bill Struth started out in football as a trainer with Clyde in 1907 before moving to Rangers, initially as a trainer in 1914, and latterly as manager in 1920. He is largely responsible for the Ibrox club’s domination of Scottish football up until his retirement in 1954. Under his control Rangers won an incredible 18 League titles, 10 Scottish Cups and two Scottish League Cups. Struth was a strict disciplinarian who commanded the respect of his players and he instilled in them the confidence, determination and superiority which he believed should apply to anyone wearing the light blue colours of the club. He ensured that his players were given the best of facilities and expected them to get the desired results in return.