Scottish football side Rangers have confirmed the signing of former Liverpool captain and legend, Steven Gerrard as the first-team coach of the club on a four years contract. The announcement which was made an hour ago will see Gerrard take on his first senior team managerial job, after coaching the Liverpool’s Under 18, side.
According to the statement released on the website of Rangers football club, where the new coach gave his speech on becoming Rangers coach and the comment from the director, the statement reads:
Football Club are delighted to confirm that Steven Gerrard has agreed to become the new manager of the Club.
The former Liverpool and England captain will join the club this summer on a four-year deal.
Steven Gerrard said: “I am honoured to become the next manager of Rangers. I have enormous respect for this football club, and its history and tradition.
“I can’t wait to start this new journey at Rangers as we look to build on the many successes that this Club has achieved.”
Chairman Dave King added:
“We are delighted to confirm today that Steven Gerrard will become the next manager of Rangers.
“From the very beginning, talks have been extremely positive and we believe that Steven is the right man to drive Rangers forward.
“He was extremely impressive throughout our negotiations and we are convinced that he has the necessary knowledge and temperament to lead the Club to the success we all desire.
“This a special day for our Club, our fans and for Steven.”
Managing Director Stewart Robertson said:
“We believe we have appointed the perfect man to manage our Club at this time.
“He is an exciting appointment for the Club and I believe that the Rangers support will back him as only they can.”
Director of Football Mark Allen:
“From the moment we met with Steven to discuss this opportunity, we felt that his ambitions and desire to succeed equalled our own for the Club.
“Make no mistake, Steven fully understands the demands that come with managing a Club of this stature and we look forward to exciting times ahead.”
Gerrard started is playing career in 1987 with Liverpool youth team, before going ahead to make it to the senior team, captaining them to win trophies before retiring in 2016. He had a short spell with the LA Galaxy, before returning to England to take on his first managerial job with the Under 18.
He joined the under 18 side as a coach in 2017, before this new appointment. He has no previous managerial experience at the top level. But time will tell whether he is going to last long on the job, or face the heavy critics of the British media…whether he fails or succeeds, the English media will be watching…lol