BBC pundit: Gerrard told rich foreign investor is about to plough big money into Rangers
BBC Sportsound pundit Tam McManus believes that Rangers are set for a huge injection of cash from a foreign investor, which is why Steven Gerrard is set to take over as Gers boss.
BBC Sport reports that Gerrard is set to be announced as the next Gers boss on Friday afternoon, and McManus claims that the reason he is set to take is that the Gers are set for a cash influx this summer.
“Got told last Friday that Gerrard was a done deal. Appears it’s done,” he said on his personal Twitter account on Friday.
“Also got told a rich foreign investor is ready to plough big money into Rangers and Gerrard was just waiting for it to get signed off/find out his budget. Don’t think he considers job if that isn’t the case.”
Got told last Friday that Gerrard was a done deal. Appears it’s ✅
Also got told a rich foreign investor is ready to plough big money into Rangers and Gerrard was just waiting for it to get signed off/find out his budget. Don’t think he considers job if that isn’t the case. ✅
— Tam McManus (@The_Tman10) May 3, 2018
Gerrard has never held a managerial job before, previously he has only worked as a youth coach at Liverpool, and the news of his appointment is certainly a gamble by the Ibrox board, although new investment coming in could explain why Gerrard was so eager to start his managerial career at Ibrox.
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If the Gers are set a huge cash injection, it would change the game in Scottish football. It would provide the Ibrox side with the cash to mount a serious challenge to Celtic for the first time since they returned to the top flight of the game in Scotland in 2016. If the story is true, then Gerrard is being smart in taking the job on at Ibrox, it might be less of a gamble than many think it is going to be. Of course, he would still have to make sure that the right players are signed, and that his tactics are good enough to overcome Hoops boss Brendan Rodgers, who he will be familiar with from their time together at Liverpool, but McManus’ claim certainly adds intrigue to a story which looks set to become one of the biggest in Scotland for many years, as Rangers appoint one of the biggest names in British football as their new manager.
In other Rangers news, Martin Skrtel could be Gerrard’s first signing