'A lot of people to meet' - Steven Gerrard opens up on his first day at Rangers
Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has spoken out after his first day at the Gers’ Auchenhowie training ground – and said it is “time to get to work.”
The Light Blues boss spent his first day at the training ground meeting members of staff and several players ahead of the squad returning for pre-season training on Friday.
Gerrard admitted that he doesn’t want to “say too much” – saying it was “time to walk the walk,” several weeks after being confirmed as Gers boss.
“It is a huge club and I am very excited but now it is time to work and stop talking – it is time to walk the walk,” Gerrard said, as quoted by the Evening Times.
“It was the first day so [there were] a lot of meetings and a lot of people to meet.
“[I am] getting used to the environment and the people within it.
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“I do not want to say too much. It is time to get to work now.
“We are trying to make some changes and trying to make the team and the squad a lot stronger.”
Football Insider verdict:
Gerrard seems happy to let his actions do the talking ahead of the Gers getting to work with the players later this week. The Liverpool legend isn’t getting carried away with making huge promises he might not be able to fulfil and the Light Blues fans will be happy he is concentrating on getting things right on the pitch. With less than a month until the Gers’ season gets properly underway, Gerrard doesn’t have a huge amount of time to get his new signings gelled into the squad and get them playing the way he wants them to. With six new signings already at Ibrox, Gerrard isn’t wasting his time in making the squad a lot stronger and should see more reinforcements arrive at Ibrox over the coming weeks. Gerrard’s side fly out to Spain on Sunday for a training camp and it wouldn’t be a shock to see at least one more new face before they head for Andalusia.
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