Rangers legend Alex Miller thinks taking charge at Ibrox will be a “great challenge” for Steven Gerrard as the Liverpool icon prepares to take the reins of his first managerial job on June 1st.
Miller spent 14 years at Ibrox – playing a part in two treble-winning campaigns – before working closely with Gerrard later in his career as part of the coaching staff at Ibrox.
Miller revealed that Gerrard isn’t a “shouter” but would quietly go about his business as he led the Anfield side to a Champions League triumph in 2005.
“He has a tough job, but it’s a great challenge for him, and it’s an exciting challenge for a young manager in his first job,” Miller told RangersTV.
“I really hope he succeeds. He’s not a shouter as such. Like I said, he was very humble and good with all the guys. He looked after them and made sure they performed without really being in everyone’s face.
“He would go and have a quiet word here and a quiet word there, and he led by example. He scored so many very important goals for us, and I think he will do really well.”
Football Insider verdict:
If anyone has an idea of if Gerrard has what it takes to be Rangers manager it is Miller. The Gers legend spent nearly fifteen years at Ibrox in the sixties and seventies before spending eight years at Anfield in a few different roles. Gerrard has never come across as someone who rants and raves and that would more likely be something left to Gary McAllister to deal with as his number two. The incoming Gers boss faces a massive challenge and will need to hit the ground running if he is going to be a success. The Light Blues can’t afford to be behind rivals Celtic for much longer as they close in on ten successive Scottish titles and it will be up to Gerrard to make sure that doesn’t happen. If he does, then he’ll be a Gers legend almost instantly. Despite his lack of experience, McAllister has been there and done it and will provide a fantastic amount of support for Gerrard as he learns the ropes quickly.
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