Everton manager Sam Allardyce has told Steven Gerrard he’ll “find out how difficult” management can be as he prepares to take over as manager at Rangers.

Gerrard was named as the new Gers manager on Friday afternoon and Allardyce thinks it is a big step for the Liverpool Under-18 head coach to take his first step as a senior boss with the Ibrox giants.

“It’s a big step and good luck to sleepless nights, Steve,” Allardyce said, as quoted by the Daily Star.

“It’s a big club and it’s his first time as a manager, so he’ll find out when he’s sat behind the desk how difficult it can be.”

Football Insider verdict:

There are few clubs where the expectations and demands are as high as Rangers and Celtic and Gerrard is about to find out just how difficult management can be. Taking the leap into his first senior job with the Gers is a massive statement by Gerrard though with the Gers expected to win every game and finishing second considered to be a disaster. If the 37-year-old wanted an easy job to walk in to and cut his teeth as a manager then he could have had his pick of jobs anywhere that would’ve been a better fit. The Gers have gone through three managers in three of the last four seasons so if the Liverpool icon doesn’t want to become another in the long list of names who have led the Gers in the last few years then he can’t afford anything other than immediate results and proof the Gers are finally heading in te right direction.

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