Gerrard's almost-obsessive trait is exactly what Rangers need after loss v Celtic
Liverpool icon Steven Gerrard could be set to take the reins at Ibrox – and after Sunday’s 5-0 thrashing at Celtic, the 37-year-old will be under no illusions of the size of the job waiting for him in Glasgow if he decides to accept the Gers’ reported offer.
According to ESPN, Gerrard has been offered a four-year deal to replace Graeme Murty as manager but will no doubt be second-guessing his decision after seeing the Light Blues destroyed by their bitter rivals.
Even before Sunday’s clash between the sides, it was clear that the Gers needed someone who was prepared to undertake a massive task – and the Gers performance at Celtic Park will only have re-emphasised that point.
There needs to be a massive overhaul of the playing staff and coaching team this summer – as well as at board level – and Gerrard will need to be 100% confident that he can work well alongside director of football Mark Allen and has a similar idea of how the Light Blues should look next term.
One thing that has been said time and again about Gerrard is his almost-obsessive nature when it comes to being the very best and, more importantly than anything, it is a trait that the Gers need to have across the squad.
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Far too many of the current squad are happy with almost being successful while the support won’t accept anything less than a team who are desperate to actually taste success and lift trophies.
Coming in with virtually no experience of management isn’t an ideal scenario – for the Gers or Gerrard – but after conceding nine goals in the last two Old Firm clashes, Gerrard will have had his eyes opened to the work that needs done to turn the Light Blues around.