Rangers boss Steven Gerrard might not have been at the club for long, but he has already shown that he is not afraid to say what he feels.
Gerrard wasn’t quiet in admitting what he thought were the Gers failing in their 3-2 loss to Celtic last season, a match which he saw in person.
Intriguingly, in comments reported by the Daily Mail, Gerrard went as far as to admit that the Gers’ bitter rivals were both ‘fitter and stronger’ on the day.
It is unlike the manager of an Old Firm club to give such praise to their opponents so directly, but Gerrard already looks like he isn’t scared to say what he thinks.
Gerrard’s comments also perhaps give a clue as to the type of football that he will expect his side to play.
He will want his team to be far more fitter and stronger than last season, and could perhaps not be afraid to tell his players when they need to improve.
Gerrard might be in his first job as a football manager, but judging from his comments he already appears to be a breath of fresh air to the Scottish game, similar to that of his Celtic counterpart Brendan Rodgers.
It will be interesting to see if Gerrard will have a similar attitude once the pressure starts to build when the season begins.
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