Famous Rangers and Celtic faces spotted at Cheltenham Festival as icons and Hoops owner lap up racing bonanza

The Cheltenham Festival is underway with some Rangers and Celtic faces in attendance.
The Cheltenham Festival is ongoing.The Cheltenham Festival is ongoing.
The Cheltenham Festival is ongoing.

Rangers and Celtic figures have been spotted at the Cheltenham Festival.

The iconic horse racing event is taking place this week, with proceedings culminating on Friday. It is attracting a galaxy of stars and two of those well known to Rangers and Celtic are at the event.

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With Ibrox icon Ally McCoist on talkSPORT breakfast show duty from the festival - before then doing work for TNT at Arsenal vs Porto - former Light Blues manager Graeme Souness is also at the event. In terms of Celtic, owner Dermot Desmond has also turned up to take in proceedings on day one.

The billionaire has come under increasing pressure from Parkhead fans this season with a lack of movement in the January transfer window a particular gripe. Desmond has other interests away from football including golf, with horse racing also being taken in.

The Celtic owner has been spotted at the festivalThe Celtic owner has been spotted at the festival
The Celtic owner has been spotted at the festival

Souness still takes an interest in Scottish football, and was at an event with Rangers manager Philippe Clement. He said ahead of their Scottish Cup quarter-final win over Hibs: "I am delighted as they had a team that looked sorry for themselves a few months ago to a team that is full of beans now.

"That look forward to playing in every game and feel they can win every game. There is great belief and it is onwards and upwards for Rangers.

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"Right now Rangers are in the box seat. They win every game, they win the league. I think they are a much improved Rangers and as a manager, you are always striving for more from your players. You should never be content with what you have got, assume the worst. Everybody else is improving, so we must improve too."

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