Rangers legend Barry Ferguson has claimed Celtic are in a “pretty similar” position to the one the Gers found them in back in 2012 when Ally McCoist had to rebuild the playing squad from scratch – and credited the Ibrox board for giving Steven Gerrard time after taking on a similar project in 2018.

The Parkhead side parted company with Neil Lennon yesterday and look set to undergo a massive rebuild and Ferguson can seem the similarities between both sides – calling it the “end of an era” for Celtic.

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Ferguson celebrates winning the Scottish Premier League . (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

Few are likely to agree that it is in anyway similar to Rangers in 2012 as Celtic come off a near-decade of domestic dominance while Rangers were unjustly kicked out of the top flight and left with a handful of players.

“Yeah, I think it is pretty similar because obviously Rangers did have to rebuild,” Ferguson said [Go Radio]

“There’s no doubt of that and I think Celtic, I think this team it is an end of an era for them.

“They have been so successful but now it is time for a new manager to come in.

 

“A couple of mates were asking me, I think it is an attractive job now, if there is money there, there is the potential to go and build your own team.

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“It is pretty similar to Rangers, it’s even pretty similar to when Gerrard came in. You just look, it’s been over two seasons.

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 Barry Ferguson, manager of Blackpool during the Sky Bet Championship match between Ipswich Town and Blackpool (Photo by Tony Marshall/Getty Images)

“That is fair play to Rangers board, the board have stuck by their guns and gave him (Gerrard) that time, as you know in football, managers don’t get time.”

We looked at tonight’s Europa League clash with Royal Antwerp at Ibrox and discussed Neil Lennon’s resignation as Celtic boss on our YouTube channel

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