Rangers winger Jamie Murphy has admitted that he couldn’t believe the news when he heard for the first time that Steven Gerrard was going to be appointed Gers manager.
The 28-year-old, who made his loan move from Brighton a permanent one in the summer, has got used to the idea of the former Liverpool captain managing the Gers, and he feels that he and his team-mates are learning a lot for the new boss.
“To be honest I didn’t believe it at first, it’s his first job in management” Murphy said on the Gers YouTube channel.
“We’ll all here to learn from him, and the coaching staff as well…and we’re all learning from all of them.”
Football Insider verdict
To be honest, Jamie Murphy is probably echoing the thoughts of many people when they heard that Steven Gerrard was going to be appointed Gers manager. The choice was so out of left-field it was shocking, and it is no surprise that Murphy and many others were bemused. But the Gers have made the appointment now, and Murphy and the rest of the squad at Ibrox seem to be receptive to Gerrard’s ideas. The mention of the other members of staff is intriguing, as they could well play an important part in getting Gerrard’s message across to the team. Of course, this is the first managerial job Gerrard has ever had, so his more experienced coaches – such as Gary McAllister could well act as a vital sounding board to both Gerrard and the playing staff. All eyes will certainly be on Gerrard and the rest of the new boys at Ibrox when the season starts.
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