Former Rangers coach Michael Beale has proved that he still has a soft spot for the Ibrox side following his classy Twitter message as the club celebrate their 150th anniversary today.

Beale, who worked under Steven Gerrard at the side and was routinely praised for the style of football that was often on show when the team played, is now at Aston Villa, continuing his relationship with the former Liverpool captain.

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The Villa coach took to Twitter to post a colourised picture of the Gallant Pioneers with a message that said: “Happy birthday to the famous” in what was a lovely gesture.

Former Rangers coach Michael Beale tweets fantastic anniversary message

It’s remarkable to think the club has been in existence for 150 years, with so much being achieved in that span.

The Ibrox side has won 55 league titles, 33 Scottish Cups, and 27 League Cups plus the 1972 European Cup Winners Cup, a truly wonderful trophy haul.

Beale will forever be part of the club’s history for his involvement in arguably the greatest triumph in the 150-year existence of the club, regardless of the manner in which he and Gerrard left Rangers.

The Englishman remains a fan’s favourite, constantly praising youngsters who have made their debut for the side and with this touching message regarding the anniversary. It proves that the club still has a special place in his heart.

It hasn’t been the best period for the coach at Villa recently, as they have embarked on a tough run that has seen them only win two out of their previous nine matches as the honeymoon period is over.

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There is no doubt that he and Gerrard will manage to put things right and have Villa challenging for a spot in the top half of the Premier League.

Meanwhile, the 150th-anniversary celebrations which are taking place at Ibrox today are an attempt to gloss over the recent failings of the board.

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