Ian Ferguson Exclusive

Perth Glory assistant coach Ian Ferguson is a Rangers legend, having won 10 Scottish League titles with the Gers. Today, he speaks exclusively to perth.glory.com.au about Rangers UEFA Champions League draw.

Perth Glory assistant coach Ian Ferguson is a Rangers legend, having won 10 Scottish League titles with the Gers. Today, he speaks exclusively to perth.glory.com.au about Rangers UEFA Champions League draw.

Rangers have been drawn in Group C with Manchester United, Valencia and Bursaspor from Turkey.

“It-s a fantastic draw for Rangers and Manchester United, they are two of the biggest teams in Britain and it-s one I-m relishing and looking forward to.

“I think Man United have been at the top of the tree for the last ten, fifteen years, they are what every British club are trying to emulate. They-ve won the European Cup, been in semi-finals and finals and that-s what every British club in this competition wants to achieve.

“Knowing Walter Smith and Sir Alex Ferguson, they are the very best of friends so they-ll be trying to get one over each other.”

Can they make it past the group stage?

“Anything can happen, in every game of football you aim to win it and Rangers and Man United will be no different.

“It-s going to be a tough ask for Rangers but as they say at Ibrox ‘you-ll never give up.-”

What do you make of Rangers squad for this season?

“I would of liked to have seen some more players at Ibrox but finances dictate that and it-s very difficult for Walter Smith, Ally McCoist and Kenny McDowall but knowing these guys they-ll still be trying their best.

“As for getting more players, it would be nice to get more quality in there and try and compete with the Man United-s of this world but its going to be very difficult.”

So who do you think will win the 2011 UEFA Champions League Final at Wembley?

“Well it-s still early doors.

“I tend to think the big clubs that get through the group stage get stronger as the competition goes on and that-s a good pointer for me that it will again be the usual suspects that are going to be in the final.”