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Zenit boss will always be Rangers man

Last Updated: 13/05/08 10:30am

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Advocaat: Has English ambition

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Zenit St Petersburg boss Dick Advocaat admits he is still a Rangers fan at heat.

The Dutchman, whose side face Rangers in the Uefa Cup final in Manchester on Wednesday, spent four-years at Ibrox where he won two league titles.

Now he faces Rangers - but admits he will always be a Rangers man.

"I work for four-and-half-years and had great fun at Rangers," he told Sky Sports News.

"I said it before, once you are Rangers you are always Rangers and I believe that."

Advocaat is hopeful the extra time off his Zenit side have had, will benefit them - as Rangers have been not been allowed a break by the SPL.

"If we win, they will say they are tired and if we lose, the SPL will say they were right - they were fit and sharp, so it's difficult to say but I think we have advantage on that," he continued.

"The key point is can we break down their defence, but we have to be organised and have to try and steal a goal like Rangers do."

Premier appeal

Advocaat also admitted that he wants to manage in the Premier League

"That will still come, oh yeah definitely - it will happen if the right club comes for me," he said.

"My first two-years at Rangers were good, I been Holland coach two-times, champion in Holland, champion in Scotland and Russia."

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