'Back on the map' - Ferguson raves about potential manager impact at Rangers
Rangers legend Barry Ferguson has delivered his verdict on the possibility of Steven Gerrard becoming the next manager of the Ibrox.
Numerous reports have linked the Liverpool icon with a move to the Gers, with BBC Sport reporting that the job is his if he wants it.
Ferguson, speaking on Sky Sports, thinks it is a ‘bold move’ by his former club, but one which cold turn out to be a positive move, for both the Light Blues and for Scottish football overall.
“It’s certainly a bold move, for it’s exciting, not just for Rangers but for Scottish football, it’ll put Scottish football back on the map, he was used to working under pressure at Liverpool, so I think he would handle the pressure no problem,” he said.
Before the Gerrard revolution begins, the Gers will be aiming to stop their bitter rivals Celtic clinching the league title at Celtic Park on Sunday, in one of the biggest Old Firm games in a long time.
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The Gerrard appointment – if it happens – really has come out of nowhere, and how he fares will be one of the biggest stories in not just Scottish football, but British football next season. Ferguson is correct about him being used pressure situations, but there is a world of difference between playing and management, and cutting your teeth at one of the biggest clubs in Britain won’t be easy for Gerrard. It will be important that he brings in some very experienced management types as his backroom staff, as they could hold the key to how successful Gerrard becomes as Gers boss. There is never a dull moment in Scottish football, and this is just the latest example of that.
In other Rangers news, Scott Arfield is set to join the Gers on a four year deal