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Former Rangers midfielder Charlie Adam has claimed Steven Gerrard’s backroom team have “been in the game a long time” as the Liverpool icon moves closer to taking the reins at Ibrox.

According to the Scottish Sun, Gerrard is the top pick to take over from Graeme Murty in the summer despite his lack of experience as a manager.

Adam thinks Gerrard’s backroom staff would head to Ibrox with him and claims he has a “top fitness guy” who will “oversee everything.”

“The people he has around him are very good coaches and been in the game along time. On the fitness side he has a top fitness guy who will over see everything,” Adam said on his personal Twitter account.

Gerrard’s team at Melwood includes goalkeeping coach Neil Edwards, physio Liam Kershaw and performance analyst Scott Mason.

The former Liverpool icon took over the Under-18s at the start of the season and brought his side up to Ibrox earlier this season to face the Gers’ Under-20s before attending last month’s Old Firm clash at Ibrox.

Football Insider verdict

It isn’t clear who Adam is talking about but it needs more than a few promising youth coaches to turn things around at Ibrox. Moving for Gerrard is utterly unfathomable from a board who just a few weeks ago were speaking publicly about hiring a manager with a proven track record of success. That quite simply isn’t Steven Gerrard. Appointing someone who has been coaching for less than a year is a move destined to end in failure and smacks of the board looking for someone with a big name rather than someone with a proven history as a manager.

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