Steven Gerrard will be announced as the new manager of Rangers later today and intends to take Gary McAllister with him as his assistant manager.
The hierarchy at Rangers have been bullish in their insistence that the former Liverpool captain is their first choice and, according to the Mirror, they believe the Englishman can restore the glory days after Celtic’s dominance.
John Richardson reports that not only has Gerrard accepted the post but he is excited about going head to head with Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers. The former Reds manager coached Gerrard for a few years and almost won a title with the Scouse legend.
Now, despite rejecting other managerial posts in the past from the likes of MK Dons, it would seem as though Gerrard is graduating from coaching Liverpool’s U18s to taking on his first senior team.
Personally, I think the best path for Gerrard would be to stay at Liverpool and continue learning the ropes with the U18s and wait at least another year before moving onto bigger things.
That said, however, if he is to move on this summer, I think managing in the Scottish Premier League is a good place to start as it will give him a good taste of what it’s like to be in charge of a football club while also not being as demanding as taking control of a club like Liverpool.
Gerrard will take former teammate Gary McAllister with him to Scotland as his assistant manager.
The report in the Mirror indicates that Gerrard leaves Liverpool with Jürgen Klopp’s blessing, who said: “If I was the owner of a club, I’d think about him. It’s his decision and we support him.”