Neil Dewsnip shares what Steven Gerrard told him after Rangers beat Celtic

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard looks on during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Celtic at Ibrox Stadium on May 12, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Steven Gerrard's Rangers are set to finish six points behind their Old Firm rivals Celtic in the Scottish Premiership.

England Head coach Neil Dewsnip watching the pitch before the U18 International friendly match between Qatar and England at the Grand Hamad Stadium on March 27, 2017 in Doha, Qatar.

Neil Dewsnip has shared that Steven Gerrard told him that Rangers feel they have 'closed the gap' on Celtic after they beat their Old Firm rivals on Sunday. 

England under-18 coach Dewsnip coached Gerrard as a youngster and revealed that growing up he was 'different' and just a 'very, very good' footballer. 

There is no doubt that Gerrard would have been delighted with his team's performance at Ibrox because they ran out comfortable winners against their neighbours and recorded back-to-back wins against them on home soil.

 

Speaking to Jim White on TalkSport (14/05/2019 at 12:10 pm), Dewsnip, who was a guest of Gerrard's for Sunday's Old Firm game shared what he told him and what he was like growing up. 

On what Gerrard said after the match: "He was absolutely delighted," Dewsnip told TalkSport. "They feel as though they have closed the gap and they can't wait for next season. 

On what Gerrard said about life in Glasgow: "Loving every second. He's very pleased with everything really. I actually watched the first game at Ibrox back in July and they played in the Europa League. The team that day to what it is on Sunday. Chalk and Cheese.

On what Gerrard was like as a pupil: "Football crazy. A real solid young man with a great family and surrounded by good friends. And just a fantastic footballer. [I taught him at] 12, 13 and 14. But you knew he was very, very good. He was different."

Steven Gerrard, Manager of Rangers looks on from the stands prior to the Scottish Ladbrokes Premiership match between Motherwell and Rangers at Fir Park on April 07, 2019 in Motherwell,...

After a successful playing career in the Premier League, Gerrard opted to go into management and he threw himself straight into the deep end by joining Rangers. 

Considering it is his first season as manager, the former Liverpool man has done a pretty good job by helping them finish as runners-up and implementing an eye-catching style of play. 

But there is no doubt that he will be disappointed that the Light Blues didn't lift any silverware this season. Something he will be looking to change for the next campaign. 

Steven Gerrard, Manager of Rangers looks on from the stands prior to the Scottish Ladbrokes Premiership match between Motherwell and Rangers at Fir Park on April 07, 2019 in Motherwell,...

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