Aston Villa coach John Terry was teammates with Rangers manager Steven Gerrard for a number of years during their time with the England national team.
Aston Villa assistant coach John Terry has shared that he was reminiscing with Steven Gerrard about Rangers’ ‘incredible’ supporters.
The former Chelsea defender stated that he once played Rangers in a pre-season friendly and the whole stadium stayed behind to ‘applaud’ the players off the park.
During his career, Terry would have played on some of the biggest stages, both for Chelsea and during his time with England, from playing the likes of Barcelona in Europe to World Cups with England, so the former defender knows a thing or two about big occasions.
Nonetheless, whilst his experience of coming up against Rangers wasn’t in a competitive game, it is still one he remembers fondly as he spoke very highly about the Gers faithful.
“Listen, it is incredible. It is a massive club,” said Terry, as quoted by the Herald. “I was saying to Stevie that I remember when Chelsea went to Rangers and played a pre-season game there and all around the stadium the fans stayed behind to applaud us off the park. It is an incredible support.”
Those very same Rangers supporters are going to play a big role for Gerrard next season, as he aims to win some silverware with the Glasgow club.
There is huge belief surrounding the club ahead of the new Scottish Premiership season, with many thinking that they can stop their Old Firm rivals from winning nine-in-a-row.
As for Terry, he will be preparing to play his part in Aston Villa’s return to the Premier League. The former European champions earned promotion in May.
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