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Rangers manager Steven Gerrard officially gets started on Friday when he takes the reins of his first job in management – and despite what some critics might say, his arrival is a massive moment for Scottish football.

Since Gerrard’s appointment was confirmed a few weeks ago, the attention of the football world has been on Ibrox – even as Celtic made history by winning a back-to-back domestic treble – and it is only going to increase as the hours tick down until he gets to work.

The 37-year-old is one of the most recognisable names in world football and has created headlines from Los Angeles to Tokyo after being named as the Light Blues manager.

In over 25 years of following Scottish football, the level of anticipation ahead of Gerrard arriving in Glasgow in unlike anything we’ve seen – perhaps other than Paul Gascoigne’s signing in 1995 – and it isn’t just Gers fans who are excited by it.

Liverpool fans who mobbed Gerrard as he made his way through John Lennon Airport en-route to Kiev for the Champions League final seemed to be right behind his appointment and other fans in Scotland are intrigued to see what the iconic former England captain can do in the dugout.

While it remains to be seen if Gerrard will be a success at Ibrox or not, the Rangers manager is the only show in town just now.

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