Former Manchester United boss Alex Ferguson set aside all anti-Liverpool sentiments. He praised Steven Gerrard effect on Rangers, another of his former clubs.
Gerrard was captain of United’s arch-rivals Liverpool from 1998 to 2015, a period that coincided with Ferguson’s glory years at Old Trafford. Given their respective positions in one of English football’s most bitter rivalries, Ferguson admires Gerrard’s work after taking on the position of manager.
Gerrard took over at Rangers in 2018, after the club has gone without a top-flight trophy since 2010-11. Ferguson spent two years as a professional for Rangers in the 1960s.
Great rivals of the Rangers Celtic went on to win nine Scottish Premiership titles in a row,. Under Gerrard’s leadership, they put an end to the Bhoys’ domination this season, spectacularly racing to the championship. They finished the season unbeaten in early March, having not lost a single game. And with two games remaining, they have a chance to go undefeated for the first time since 1898-99.
Ferguson has been impressed, having secured 16 Premier League titles with United and Aberdeen.
Ferguson told the Guardian ahead of the publication of a documentary about his story, “Wow, he’s done marvelously. He’s done a fantastic job on on and off the field. A press interview will cost you your management position. Steven’s news conferences, on the other hand, are awesome. He’s calm, collected, and knows what he’s talking about. He’s at the top of his game and it’s an art.”
Nonetheless, Ferguson emphasized that in his retirement, he has not been a die-hard Rangers fan. He is just concerned with one game in particular.