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Chris Sutton delivers Twitter verdict on Gerrard at Rangers

Former Celtic striker Chris Sutton has delivered his verdict to the news that Steven Gerrard is set to become the next Rangers manager.

Gerrard is set to sign to be announced as the new boss at Ibrox on Friday afternoon, as reported by BBC Sport.

Sutton thinks that Gerrard’s appointment is ‘brilliant news’ for the game in Scotland, and he is looking forward to Gerrard facing his old Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers next season.

“Very courageous of Steven Gerrard taking the Rangers job. Good luck to him!! Brilliant news for the Scottish game. Rodgers v Gerrard. Lovely” he said, on his personal Twitter account.

Gerrard will have a big job on his hands getting the Gers back to the top of Scottish football, as they seem miles behind Celtic both on and off the park.

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It is certainly a brave decision by the Ibrox side to give the manager’s job to a rookie, but director of football Mark Allen must see something in Gerrard which makes him an ideal candidate to take over at Rangers. He will have to hit the ground running, and it will be interesting to see how much money he gets to spend in the summer as the Gers do need to improve their squad if they are to make a credible challenge for the league title next season. As Sutton says though, having a name like Gerrard can in Scottish football can only be good overall, but it remains to be seen how successful he will be as a manager going forward. It is a huge gamble, but the Gers do deserve some credit for thinking outside of the box and not bringing in another manager who has been around the block, but the big question of course will be about results on the park, and Gerrard will need to get off to a good start to keep the doubters and the skeptics off of his back.

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