Andrei Kanchelskis reflects on playing for 'very dominant' Rangers, discusses Old Firm derby

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Rangers hero Andrei Kanchelskis has commented on his time at the club.

Former Rangers star Andrei Kanchelskis has told bwin.com that he loved playing for the club, as they were 'very dominant' at the time.

Kanchelskis, now 47, spent time with Dynamo Kiev, Shakhtar Donetsk, Manchester United, Everton and Fiorentina, before moving to Rangers in 1998 at the age of 29.

The Ukrainian-born Russian playmaker was one of Dick Advocaat's biggest signings at Ibrox, and he became a firm fan favourite amongst Rangers fans.

With 13 goals in 76 games, Kanchelskis helped Rangers win two league titles and three Scottish Cups, before heading to Manchester City on loan in 2001, and then Southampton in 2002.

Now, Kanchelskis has looked back on his long playing career, and was asked by bwin.com about how he enjoyed his days at Ibrox.

Kanchelskis admitted that he loved his time at Rangers, and felt at home because he believes Scottish and Russian people are somewhat similar.

On the pitch, Kanchelskis said that he enjoyed playing for a 'very dominant' Rangers side under Advocaat, and particularly relished playing the Old Firm derbies against Celtic - a rivalry which will be renewed in the Scottish Cup next month.

"I really enjoyed my time at Rangers and in Scotland as a whole," said Kanchelskis. "The people are very friendly and passionate, in fact, I always thought there were a lot of similarities between Scottish and Russian people! It was a great time to be at Rangers because we were very dominant, so it’s sad to see them and Celtic not playing at the moment."

"The Glasgow Derby was one of the loudest matches I’ve ever played in, it was very intimidating so it was brilliant to score. I remember all of my goals, but that one against Celtic was very special," he added.

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