Former Liverpool captain on the Scottish club bench: "I know that in a team like this you have to win, I want to build a future of success"
One Special Day: Rangers president Dave King called this May 4, 2018, the day of Steven Gerrard's announcement as the new Glasgow club manager. The former Liverpool and England midfielder, 37, 710 appearances, 186 goals and 9 trophies with the Reds shirt, 114 races and 21 goals with the national team, signed a valid contract until 2022. Gerrard begins the adventure on the bench after having experienced the Liverpool Under 19 team manager from September 2017 to today.
"I am honored to be the new technician of the Rangers - the first words of Gerrard -. I have enormous respect for this club, its history and its tradition. I look forward to starting this new adventure and building a future of success worthy of this team. I am ready to face the challenges we will have to face. I want to be a leader of our fans. The pressure does not scare me. I know that in a club like this you have to win ". President King said, "This is a special day for the club, for our fans and for Gerrard. We believe we have made the right choice. He has the right knowledge and temperament to lead our team ".Follow the best betting tips on the market.
Gerrard will have the task of making a failed club competitive in 2012 and forced to start again from the fourth series. The Rangers are back in the Scottish Premiership in 2016, but in these two seasons they did not manage to compete with Celtic, fresh winner of the seventh row title.
Just one of his former coaches, Brendan Rodgers, now manager of Celtic, came the first good wishes for Gerrard: "Steven had a fantastic career as a player and I wish him the best on the bench. It has the qualities to work very well ". Rafa Benitez also heard from Newcastle: "First of all, congratulations. It is always a challenge to accept these tasks and for someone who loves football like Gerrard I am sure it will be a great opportunity ".
The people of the Rangers welcomed the news with great enthusiasm: a crowd gathered in front of the Ibrox stadium where the press conference took place. Someone was photographed in front of the main entrance with Liverpool's No. 4 shirt and the name Gerrard.