After weeks of rumours, Rangers have confirmed the appointment of former Liverpool and England captain Steven Gerrard as their their new manager. The ex-midfielder has agreed a four-year deal at Ibrox.
This will be Gerrard’s first managerial role, he has been working as an academy coach with Liverpool last April.
He will take over from Graeme Murty, who was sacked earlier this week. In his final game, Murty lost to 5-0 to Glasgow rivals Celtic, who clinched their seventh straight title.
Murty has been on a short-term contract since October after Portuguese manager Pedro Caixinha was sacked.
Rangers currently sit 13 points and two places below their arch-rivals Celtic.
Despite a promising start, the Gers’ formed dipped in March after a 3-2 loss to Celtic. The humiliating loss at Parkhead last weekend was the final nail on the coffin for Murty.
Pundits and fans have been divided over the appointment, with many saying that this is not the right move for Gerrard…
— Jim White (@JimWhite) May 4, 2018
Amazing,incredible, absolutely superb 🔴⚪️🔵
— SMITHY 🇬🇧🏴 (@smithycrs92) May 4, 2018
😂😂😂😂😂 the best day in your 6 year history is getting an under 18s manager who loses most games 🖒
— Crocodile Fundee (@Cr0c0dileFundee) May 4, 2018
I wish him all the best! It's going to be one hell of a hill to climb, but given flexible financial options and a strong backroom foundation, he'll have a great opportunity to make a name for himself as a manager!
— MDH (@mathew_halford) May 4, 2018
They can't let this slip now
— Roshan Saravanan (@Roshaldo9) May 3, 2018
I’m sure every Celtic, Hibs , Aberdeen,Kilmarnock, Motherwell fan shall be DELIGHTED!
— S Millar (@beebhoy7) May 3, 2018
If Steven Gerrard is unveiled as Rangers boss then it should be applauded.
A former Liverpool/England captain plying his trade here is brilliant. Gamble? Yes. Worth it? Damn right
As a Hearts fan I’ll be delighted to see him standing in the away dugout at Tynie. pic.twitter.com/ud8jsemKHb
— Ewen Cameron 🏴 (@EwenDCameron) May 3, 2018
Man with no experience gets job based purely on name.
— Ian G (@IanG1878) May 4, 2018