Wilson was a pivotal figure in the fantastic team that Symon built at Ibrox and now Rangers fans can learn all about him in the book Great Scot: The James Scotland Symon Story.
Davie Wilson & book author ,David Leggat will be signing copies of the the book prior to the Elgin Scottish Cup game on Sunday, December 2 between 11.30am and 12.30pm at the Rangers Megastore at Ibrox.
The legendary winger said: “Scott was a real gentleman. He was strict but he was fair and he allowed us to play.
“He always gave young players a chance – myself included – when you look at people like Ralph Brand, Alex Scott and Willie Henderson for example.
“And we had a great team in the early 1960s which was a joy to play in”
Author David Leggat examines Symon’s role in the history of Rangers and reveals not only a key figure in the development of the club but also a true giant of Scottish football.
In the 13 years he was manager at Ibrox, from 1954 to 1967, Rangers won a remarkable 15 trophies and reached the Cup Winners’ Cup final in 1961 – a first for a British club – and again in 1967.
His remarkable years as Rangers manager followed a successful playing career for the club under Bill Struth and an early management career that started with a bang when he led East Fife to two League Cup triumphs before taking Preston North End to the FA Cup Final.
He later managed Partick Thistle, first as manager and then general manager, training more than half of the young Thistle team which beat Celtic 4-1 to win the League Cup in 1971.
But it is his time in charge of Rangers, which saw him sign such artists as Ian McMillan and Jim Baxter and led to a glorious era for the club that defined him.