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It’s hard to imagine in any other Old Firm era.

Just days after a Glasgow derby at Ibrox, the Rangers and Celtic managers having a chat by the pool on the other side of the world.

Previous opposing gaffers, like Walter Smith and Tommy Burns or Alex McLeish and Gordon Strachan, were friends as well as rivals.

But in the aftermath of an Old Firm clash, especially one so important in terms of the Premiership title, it’s highly unlikely that they’d share the same holiday hotel.

That’s what happened in the wake of Rangers’ 1-0 victory at Ibrox that put them level with Celtic at the top of the table.

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Steven Gerrard and Brendan Rodgers both decided to take a break with their families at the Royal Meridien in Dubai as they unwound after a stressful first half of the season.

The pair, who worked together at Liverpool, spoke in passing.

But Hoops gaffer Rodgers admits that their relationship will never be the same as it was at Anfield – not while they’ve both got jobs in Glasgow.

He accepts that while they’re on opposite sides of the city, for most of the time they have to keep their distance.

At the same hotel, where his Celtic squad spent their winter break last week, Rodgers said: “I introduced the Liverpool boys to the hotel in Dubai, like I’ve done with the Celtic boys. They tend to like it.

“Steven and I have had a

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