'Boxes were getting ticked' - Gerrard reveals what made him take Rangers job over other offers
Steven Gerrard has explained why he decided to begin his managerial career with Rangers rather than accept one of the many other club jobs he had been offered.
The former Liverpool captain disclosed that he felt that he couldn’t turn down the chance to take over a club as big as the Gers with the opportunity comes along, and that he was impressed with the answers he received from the questions he had for the club.
“I’m going with the club’s support and the club’s backing and I’m really excited to get started.
“I also felt in a better position to really go and chat to Rangers and see what they had to say, discuss the project in terms of what they were looking for.
“A lot of the questions I asked and they asked, all the boxes were getting ticked.”
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Gerrard officially began as Gers boss on the 1st of June, and his assistant is former Liverpool midfielder Gary McAllister.
Football Insider verdict
The most intriguing thing that Rangers fans will take away from the quoted by Steven Gerrard is that the club responded positively to the questions that he was asking. That seems to indicate that they fully back the Gerrard appointment, and are perhaps willing to go that extra mile when it comes to transfers. Of course, the decision to give the job to a rookie manager is still a huge gamble, but both sides seem willing to make the plan work,,and it is more exciting than appointing an old hand like the Gers could have done. It will be interesting to see how Gerrard is backed in the transfer market in the weeks to come, as both he and Mark Allen’s relationship will be key in getting the Gers back to the top of Scottish football. Gerrard does seem very excited about the job though, and his appointment could well be a breath of fresh air for the Gers.
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