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29th Jun 2018

Rio Ferdinand talks Stevie G, Lampard, Fergie and management

Rio has played under one of the best, and now he opens up on how he feels his former teammates will get on as managers

Wayne Farry

He speaks from experience

Rio Ferdinand enjoyed a phenomenal career as a footballer. He won – among other things – the Premier League, Champions League and FA Cup during a career spent at the very top level.

He also played under the tutelage of Sir Alex Ferguson, a man widely considered one of, if not the, greatest manager of all time.

As such, when Rio sat down to discuss management with Rocket at Football Escapes in Portugal, it was a conversation worth listening too.

Throughout that chat, Rio talked about his friends and former pundit colleagues, Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard, and how they will get on as managers of Rangers and Derby County respectively.

He also discussed his time at Manchester United and what made Sir Alex the manager he was, as well as revealing the pranks played on him by the likes of Wayne Rooney and Cristiano Ronaldo.