EXCLUSIVE

Jackie McNamara has tipped Steven Gerrard to oversee a massive Rangers overhaul this summer as he prepares for a second season at the club.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the Scotland and Celtic legend has no doubts Gerrard will still be in charge next campaign despite his first season ending without a trophy.

Rangers had an impressive Europa League run and have closed the gap on Celtic as they prepare to end the campaign with a solid second-place SPL finish but their rivals are set for another domestic clean sweep.

McNamara claimed Gerrard has made a decent start to managerial life but will want backing in the transfer market as he prepares to make significant changes to a squad that has once again fallen short of trophies.

“I think they’ve improved, I know there are certain bits he’ll find in management very frustrating, that players do things which is why he’ll want a lot of players in the summer,” the former Dundee United and Partick Thistle boss told Football Insider.

“I think he’ll have one more season because they’ve not won anything this year. At the end of the day it’s been a failure because they’ve not won a thing.

“They’ve still spent money on players that haven’t worked, you know the centre backs – [Nikola] Katic – the left back, they’ve bought a lot of players in that haven’t been successful. There’s a lot of pressure on him to get this right for next season but that comes with spending money.”

Rangers have already confirmed the permanent capture of Steven Davis and pre-contract deals for Kilmarnock winger Jordan Jones and Motherwell forward Jake Hastie.

As reported by Football Insider, the Glasgow giants have also agreed personal terms with Birmingham City playmaker Greg Stewart, who is set to sign a three-year contract as he joins on a free transfer.

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