Steven Gerrard Reportedly Agrees To Become Rangers Manager
Steven Gerrard will become Rangers manager next season with former Liverpool teammate Gary McCallister as his assistant according to reports in England on the morning of the Old Firm that could see Celtic become champions.
The Ibrox club have been courting Gerrard, who is currently managing Liverpool's Under 18s side, for the past few weeks and according to the Mirror today they will get their man in time for next season.
Rangers play Celtic in the Old Firm game at Celtic Park today and if Brendan Rodgers' side win they will be Scottish champions for the seventh time in a row and Gerrard's job will be to stop his former boss leading the Hoops to an eighth title.
Ever since Gerrard hung up his boots, after a stint in the MLS with LA Galaxy, it's very much been a case of when and not if he would get his first job in management.
He was offered the job at MK Dons when he first retired but rejected that move and has had other offers according to reports. Instead he decided to cut his teeth in coaching with the Liverpool youngsters.
Now though the chance to manage such a high profile team has come along and Gerrard has clearly been tempted by the chance.
It remains somewhat of a risk for both the soon to be manager and the club.
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Rangers have had six managers since 2014 and currently Graeme Murty is in charge till the end of the season. Murty, who played in the Premier League with Reading, moved from a youth coach at Ibrox to the first team manager on an interim basis in December.
In essence the Gers are going from one former player whose only coaching experience was at youth level to another in the exact same boat and just replacing someone who was already in their system for a bigger name.
The most intriguing part of the move will be to see Gerrard go up against the man who effectively ended his playing time at Anfield, Brendan Rodgers.
The current Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp, revealed that the former Liverpool captain has his blessing to leave Anfield, saying, "If I was the owner of a club, I'd think about him. It's his decision and we support him."
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