Gould moaned to the Scottish Sun: “I’m outnumbered by all the Rangers fans in the Scottish colony here.
“Only Liam Miller backs me up and the others such as Munro, Steven McGarry and Billy Mehmet are all closet Light Blue fans.
“Another of our coaches, Ian Gillin, is from Aberdeen but I know he’s a secret admirer of Rangers as well. I’ve even had to draft in my own son to try to even up the numbers for Celtic. Personally I didn’t see him as Ian Ferguson of Rangers when I came over to Perth.
“I saw him as a guy who’d had a wonderful football career.
“I know some fans find it difficult to accept but I believe there’s a mutual respect between players on both sides of the great Old Firm divide. When I first spoke to him he sold the club to me inside two minutes.
“It’s been great working alongside him. He’s strong-minded and knows what it takes to win.
“He showed his professionalism when he turned the season round halfway into it. He was exceptional in what he achieved here.
“That counts for a lot, even if I know when I go into the office in the morning I’ll have all those Rangers fans facing me.”