Former Liverpool defender Stephen Warnock insists Steven Gerrard “won’t be cutting any corners” as Rangers manager – and admits “everything is about winning” for the Anfield icon.
Gerrard arrived at the Gers’ training ground on Wednesday to get properly underway as Ibrox manager and Warnock claims he will have a “massive effect” on the players he recruits this summer.
With the Light Blues returning for pre-season training on Friday before their season kicks off on July 12th, Warnock believes Gers fans can be “very sure” of Gerrard’s dedication to being a success at Ibrox.
“He’s a winner,” Warnock said, as quoted by BBC Scotland.
“Everything is about winning for him.
“I think that’s one thing that the Rangers fans can be very sure of: he’s going to be very dedicated to the job.
“He won’t be cutting any corners at any time. His professionalism is massive.
“The way he conducted himself, on and off the pitch, as a player; he’ll bring that into management as well and that will have a massive effect on the players that he’s bringing into the club.”
Football Insider verdict:
Gerrard has already won support from fans over the way he has spoken about the job and task awaiting him – with many pleased he’s avoided falling into the same trap countless others have with the Old Firm. The Gers boss will finally get to work on the training pitch on Friday as he tries to build a side capable of stopping Celtic’s recent domination of the Scottish game. With Gers fans absolutely desperate to see their side return to the summit of Scottish football, Gerrard at least has a winner’s mentality and isn’t coming to Scotland simply to cut his teeth. With Gerrard’s background as a player, it’s unlikely that he is going to tolerate failure in the same way a number of his predecessors have in recent seasons. The big test will obviously be Celtic but Gerrard needs to make sure his side are picking up wins from games they have consistently thrown points away in over the last two seasons.
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