By support

7th Jun, 2018 | 1:47pm

'Fantastic journey' - New Rangers coach sends message on Twitter after Ibrox move confirmed

New Rangers first-team coach Michael Beale has revealed his delight to be linking up with Steven Gerrard again after his appointment was confirmed by the Light Blues.

The former Liverpool São Paulo and Chelsea coach was named on the Gers’ official website as one of a number of additions to Gerrard’s backroom staff on Thursday.

Beale also thanked his former colleagues at Anfield for the “huge memories” from his two years with the Premier League giants.

“I am delighted to be joining Rangers as first-team coach,” Beale said on his personal Twitter account.

“The start of a fantastic journey. I would also like to say a huge thank you to everyone associated with Liverpool for the huge memories and friendships gained over two periods with the club.

Football Insider verdict:

Subscribe to Football Insider TV now

Beale comes to Ibrox with a fantastic pedigree and should be a really good addition to Gerrard’s backroom team. The talented coach has built up a really impressive reputation following stints with Chelsea and São Paulo before joining the Reds. Having experience around him will be vital to Gerrard’s success and Beale is someone who brings that in spades. Beale is also very experienced as a youth coach and can help the Light Blues bridge the gap from Academy to first-team and see a greater number of players make the breakthrough. Most importantly, he seems to be someone Gerrard really trusts as a coach and will help the Liverpool icon get his ideas across to the players as the Gers look to end Celtic’s run of seven titles in a row. Gerrard has pulled together a really impressive backroom staff and hopefully, he can do the same on the pitch.

In other Rangers news, Rangers agree fee and set to close personal terms on major new signing

Don’t miss out on breaking and exclusive Rangers news by clicking here for our brilliant 24/7 updates on Facebook,Instagram and YouTube.