Former Rangers favourite Kris Boyd has questioned his old side’s pursuit of Steven Gerrard following reports suggesting the former Reds midfielder is set to taking over from Graeme Murty at the Ibrox helm.
The ex-forward reckons that the Light Blues would be better off targeting someone with Scottish Premiership know-how and experience in order to take the club forward, rather than someone who is merely a “youth coach.”
Instead of Gerrard, Boyd pointed to Derek McInnes, who he felt would be the ideal candidate for the position after guiding the Dons up to second in the division, three points ahead of Murty’s side.
As quoted in The Scottish Sun, Boyd stated: “Six months ago you are trying to get Derek McInnes, tried and tested in Scotland, knows the game inside out, and six months later you are away down the road trying to get a youth coach.
“No disrespect to Steven Gerrard, but at this moment in time that’s what he is.
“I don’t think there is a clear direction or plan of where the club wants to go.
“It seems as if they are trying to grab everything to see if what you grab works rather than having a plan, a structure.
“I still don’t know what (director of football) Mark Allen is doing. It would be interesting to see what’s gone on in there with him.
“I think the Rangers fans would want to know exactly what’s going on.”
Football Insider verdict:
Rangers are taking a punt on Gerrard, that’s for sure. To go with someone with zero experience, no matter who they are and place them in a club as big as the Gers has to be classed as a huge gamble, but it’s one that if it comes off could be the start of something massive for both parties. The Liverpool legend is ambitious and knows what it takes to succeed at the highest level and anything less than a winning mentality instilled at Ibrox will be considered a failure by Gerrard. McInnes may have the upper hand when it comes to experience but the Liverpool man can attract bigger names to the club as he looks to build something special.
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