BT Sport pundit Stephen Craigan has delivered an honest verdict on Steven Gerrard’s appointment as Rangers boss.
The former Motherwell defender believes that Gerrard and his assistant will bring ‘great exposure’ to the Scottish game but he isn’t sure if the appointment will succeed.
“Whether it works or not who knows but names of the calibre of Gerrard and McAllister will bring great exposure and profile to the Scottish game” he said, as quoted on his personal Twitter account.
Whether it works or not who knows but names of the calibre of Gerrard and McAllister will bring great exposure and profile to the Scottish game. Tonight from 18.45 @btsportfootball there’ll be plenty of reaction ahead of our live game ⚽️????????
— Stephen Craigan (@stephencraigan) May 4, 2018
Gerrard’s appointment at Ibrox is probably the biggest appointment in Scottish football since Brendan Rodgers took over at Celtic in 2016, and in will be very interesting to see how he fares in charge of one of the biggest clubs in Scotland.
Football Insider verdict
Craigan’s opinion on the matter probably echoes that of many people, that Gerrard coming to Scotland is a huge deal for the game in the country, but they are unsure of how successful he will be as a manager. Great players have often become great managers, but some have been dreadful managers, and only time will tell how Gerrard faces in his role. The matches between the Old Firm will certainly be intriguing though, as Gerrard and Rodgers will be facing off for the first time since the duo almost won the league with Liverpool in 2015. Scottish football will certainly be the place to be next season, let’s hope that the people who start to watch the game because of Gerrard continue to watch the game even when he leaves Ibrox, which Gers fans will be hoping is in a few years time, bucking the trend of those recently appointed by Dave King.
In other Rangers news, Chris Sutton has blasted pundits in England