Steven Gerrard is officially the new manager of Scottish giants Rangers, according to the Guardian. The former Liverpool captain was in charge of the U18 at the Merseyside club but this offer seemed to be too good to resist.
The Champions League winner will be joined by another former Red in the form of Gary McAllister and he is expected to sign a four-year deal with the Ibrox club.
Gerrard had been linked with other moves in the lower leagues from England but he learned more about management at his boyhood club, Liverpool. Considering he will face Brendan Rodgers as Celtic’s manager, there is no doubt that he will have to face an uphill task at Rangers.
The Hoops picked up another Scottish Premiership and they have been in excellent form under the former Liverpool manager.
Rodgers almost won the title with the Reds a few years ago but we fell agonizingly short and maybe Gerrard can finally pick up a league title with Rangers. However, it will take some work to defeat Celtic in the league.
There were a number of reactions on Twitter for the news and here are some of the best.
Rangers fan asked on Sky News what Steven Gerrard’s priority should be, replies: “To put Scott Brown on his arse.” #obsessed
— Kevin Schofield (@PolhomeEditor) May 4, 2018
One picture says it all. Welcome to Rangers, Steven Gerrard. pic.twitter.com/Cx7A5Qbztx
— Rangers Fans Channel (@Allthingsgers) May 4, 2018
Guardiola been asked his MCFC press conference about Gerrard moving to Rangers
That’s what we are getting here
— Cameron Bell (@Beatthatbeat) May 4, 2018
Wish Steven Gerrard all the very best with Rangers. If he’s even half as good a manager as he was a player, he’ll be triumphant. Been great working with him on the telly. Smart, knowledgeable and driven.
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) May 4, 2018
Steven Gerrard has been appointed manager of Rangers.
Once again he wants to stop Brendan Rodgers from winning a league title. pic.twitter.com/7pP3xyWLHI
— Ebuka Akara (@ebuka_akara) May 4, 2018
Man City confirm Yaya Toure will leave the club
Steven Gerrard announced as Rangers manager
Yaya Toure is signing for Rangers pic.twitter.com/Tz8aT37npB
— Ladbrokes (@Ladbrokes) May 4, 2018
Joey Barton at Fleetwood Town
Harry Kewell at Crawley Town
Kevin Nolan at Notts County
Lee Bowyer at Charlton Athletic
Steven Gerrard at Rangers
Football Manager but in real life. pic.twitter.com/N7BdlbibEv
— Coral (@Coral) May 4, 2018
Steven Gerrard is now the second Englishman to take charge of Rangers in their 146 year history.
Mark Warburton the first. pic.twitter.com/Lxqwuh9eiw
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) May 4, 2018
Rangers now have a bigger name manager than Celtic?
Steven Gerrard = 13 letters
Brendan Rodgers = 14 letters
— Deluded Brendan (@DeludedBrendan) May 4, 2018
Man with no experience gets job based purely on name.
— Ian G (@IanG1878) May 4, 2018
Rangers are a poorly run club at the top. He could be a good manager but Rangers is a club that wont offer anything to benefit him.
— Alex Holland (@Mancmaniac) May 4, 2018
Great apointment for rangers
— rodney brownlee (@rodneymufc) May 4, 2018