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May 4, 2018

Steven Gerrard appointed Rangers manager on four year deal

by Darren Hassennally

Steven Gerrard has been appointed the new manager of Rangers, taking on his first senior managerial role.

The former Liverpool midfielder and England captain takes on the role just three days after it was announced that Graeme Murty had been relieved of his duties at Ibrox.

Gerrard, who has been managing the Liverpool under 18’s since last April, will officially take charge of the Gers ahead of the 2018-19 season from June 1st.

Much is being said of Gerrard taking on such a big job in football despite his lack of experience in management, however, the former reds midfielder is defiant on the issue.

“Experience is not an issue for me, it seems to be for other people. I respect people’s opinions but I can’t control that.” said Gerrard.

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This will be Gerrard’s first management role in senior football

Gerrard added “I’ve been around a big football club, big matches a long time. I’ve watched and worked under big managers. There’s only one way to get experience and that’s to believe in yourself that you’ve got the right characteristics to front the challenge. One day I will be experienced, I’m confident this journey will help me.”

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Gerrard watching his Liverpool under 18’s side at Anfield

With Gerrard taking up the post at Ibrox and moving to Scottish football, it will see him do battle with his former manager at Liverpool, Brendan Rodgers, manager of Scottish champions Celtic, becoming his opposite number and fierce rival in the Old Firm derbies.

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