Lewis Morgan has revealed that after a defeat Alex Rae would spit his way through a rant- even in the dressing room!
The popular Radio Clyde and Rangers TV pundit was in charge of St Mirren for nine months, just as Morgan started to push his way into the first team after being overlooked by Ian Murray and Gary Teale.
Rae had finished the 2015/16 season reasonably well but the following term didn’t start well.
A draw with Morton was followed by defeats from Raith Rovers and Hibs and another draw away to Ayr United.
After edging past Albion Rovers in the Challenge Cup a 3-1 defeat at home to Queen of the South proved to be too much for the Ibrox idol as Morgan told Si Ferry.
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SF: Alex Rae, mad man, did you ever see him lose it in the dressing room?
LM: He’d lose it every week- he could go!
SF: What was the worst that you saw him go?
LM: I remember we got beat 3-1 of like Queen of the South or something, I think that it might have been towards the start of the season that we didn’t start too well under him, he’d actually done well the season before.
We hadn’t started too well and Queen of the South had beaten us 3-1 or something at home. He’s come in and he’s calling us all ‘ballos’ and all that and spitting all over the changing room, see that way he spits, eventually there is no saliva coming out, he’s just making the noise
SF: Did you, even in the dressing room he was spitting?
LM: Yeah, like everywhere. He loves spitting. I loved him as a manager, he was good for me but he would crack all the time, especially when we were losing. I felt that his standards were so high. In training he’d be like ‘take the ball here and I’d nutmeg Veira and put it in the top bin at Highbury. He loved the big-time shout but he could still play as well.
One week later Saints drew 1-1 away to Dumbarton leaving them with three points from six matches. Rae was sacked, Jack Ross came in as his replacement with neither St Mirren or Morgan looking back since Rae returned full time to his media work.