Former Rangers defender Carlos Cuellar has insisted that Steven Gerrard is the “right man” to take charge of Rangers – and believes if Gerrard can pass on his knowledge to his players then the Light Blues will be successful.
Cuellar became a cult hero with Gers fans during his brief time with the Gers and wowed supporters with his performances – playing a club record 65 times as the club reached the UEFA Cup final in his sole season at Ibrox.
The Spaniard also revealed he hopes the Gers can start competing in Europe again after being humiliated in the first round of the Europa LEague last year, calling it part of the Ibrox giants’ “history”
“With all the knowledge and experience he has from playing, he is the right man to be there,” Cuellar said, as quoted by the Sunday Post.
“He played for one of the best clubs in England, and for many years in Europe. He’s also had some of the best managers around to learn from.
“I hope he can impart that knowledge to the players, and they learn from it. If they do, then he will be successful.
“Hopefully next season they will be back again to fight with Celtic to win the league, and start competing again in Europe. That’s part of Rangers’ history.”
Football Insider verdict:
Gerrard is the right man for Rangers and Cuellar has called it spot on. Of the other potential candidates, there are none of them who have the pedigree Gerrard does and bring the same wealth of experience of a career spent at the very top of the game. While it might not work out for Gerrard and Rangers, there’s nobody else that would have been a viable candidate that would have brought such optimism from Rangers fans and attracted the global attention Gerrard has. We’ll all need to wait and see whether or not Gerrard can actually manage or not but he’s got all the tools to be a success at Ibrox and end Celtic’s recent monopoly of Scottish football. If he can do that over the next couple of seasons then Gerrard would earn himself a place in Ibrox history – as well as giving himself a fantastic platform to build from.