Rangers boss Steven Gerrard and Sir Alex Ferguson were rivals during the former’s legendary career at Liverpool, with the Manchester United icon dominating the English game.
However, since those days of bitter rivalry, their relationship has improved greatly. With Steven Gerrard now managing in Sir Alex’s native Scotland, he spoke about their relationship in recent times.
“I’ll let you into a little secret: I’ve had a couple of conversations with him,” Gerrard said to the Guardian.
“Since I retired we have parked our rivalry up and he gave me time on the phone to bounce a few things off him, a few questions to do with the management up here at Rangers.
“He was fantastic in those conversations. At some point moving forward I’d love the chance to sit down with him and have a coffee.
“He’s agreed to that and that’s fantastic from his point of view because he doesn’t have to give me his time, especially being a rival. But I think that goes to show what type of man he is. He’s not just the iconic manager we all know.”
Sir Alex Ferguson, meanwhile, recently praised the ‘magnificent job’ that Stevie G has done in leading Rangers to their first league title in a decade and it seems the feelings of respect are now mutual.