Danny Murphy comments on Gerrard illustrates how clueless English pundits are on Rangers
Steven Gerrard is on the brink of becoming the next Rangers manager but former Liverpool midfielder Danny Murphy has left himself looking ridiculous with some of his comments over what his former Anfield team-mate faces at Ibrox.
Murphy appeared on Sky Sports’ The Debate on Wednesday night to discuss Gerrard’s imminent move to Ibrox and didn’t seem to have an understanding of quite the level of expectation that Gerrard will be under in Glasgow.
Murphy doubted whether Rangers fans would be expecting Gerrard to win the title, saying “people don’t expect him to go up there and win the league, do they?”
I’m not sure what Rangers it is Murphy thinks Gerrard is joining but the minimum expected of his is to win the league.
The idea that Gerrard can come to Ibrox and do an OK job by staying within touching distance of Celtic is one that is certain to end in tears.
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Rangers fans quite simply demand success and the idea that any manager would come to Ibrox with the express aim of just being the best of the rest is utterly baffling.
While it might not happen immediately for Gerrard, and few will be losing their minds and demanding his sacking if the Gers don’t win the title next season, with reports stating he has signed a three-year contract at Ibrox then winning the title is precisely what Gerrard has to do if he is to be a success.
Anything else is abject failure.