Rangers boss Steven Gerrard 'not surprised' to see rival Neil Lennon leave Celtic

Steven Gerrard will take ‘no personal satisfaction’ from Neil Lennon’s departure as Celtic manager.

Neil Lennon and Steven Gerrard were due to meet again next month before Lennon's resignation from the Parkhead hotseat (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Rangers lead their Old Firm rivals by 18 points at the top of the Scottish Premiership and could even win the title at Parkhead next month, depending on results.

Defeat at Ross County to fall further off the pace proved to be the final straw in a disappointing season for Lennon and the manager’s resignation was confirmed by Celtic this morning.

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Gerrard, speaking ahead of his side’s last 32 UEFA Europa League match against Royal Antwerp at Ibrox, said: “I can't say I'm surprised because of obviously what's been going on over there.

"But I obviously take no personal satisfaction from seeing that news (happen) to Neil or any other fellow manager that happens to. So I wish him well for the future.

"I only really found out about it this morning but obviously the focus for me is on the game tomorrow.”

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