Jermaine Jenas delivers verdict on Gerrard to Rangers appointment
Jermaine Jenas has become the latest in a long line of media pundits to laud Steven Gerrard for beginning his managerial career at Rangers.
The former Liverpool captain was appointed as the Gers boss on Friday on a four-year deal, as announced on the club’s website.
Jenas believes that Gerrard starting his managerial career in at the deep end at one of the biggest clubs in Britain ‘tells you a lot about the man’.
He also praised the Gers for giving him the chance to manage the club in the first place, on his personal Twitter account.
“The fact that Gerrard has the confidence to walk into a club like Rangers as his first managerial job tells you a lot about the man! I think it’s brilliant to see Rangers give this kind of opportunity to a young hungry manager, best of luck to him,” he said.
The fact that Gerrard has the confidence to walk into a club like Rangers as his first managerial job tells you a lot about the man! I think it’s brilliant to see Rangers give this kind of opportunity to a young hungry manager, best of luck to him ????????
— Jermaine Jenas (@jjenas8) May 4, 2018
Gerrard begins his job at Ibrox on the 1st of June, and he will need to hit the ground running as the Gers may well be in European action a month later.
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It is interesting that so many people who have worked with Gerrard in the past seem to think that this is a great idea for Gerrard to being his managerial career at Ibrox. Whilst it is obviously good that they believe that he can do a good job, there has got to be a slight worry that they are underestimating the size of the job that he has to undertake at Ibrox, where he has to try and overhaul Brendan Rodgers’ seemingly unstoppable Celtic side. There is also the pressure that he will be under, which will be far greater than he had to face in all his years as Liverpool captain, Liverpool aren’t expected to win every game – Rangers are. It is certainly a big gamble by Dave King, Mark Allen and the rest of the board at Ibrox and only time will tell if the leftfield choice as manager as proven to be a success or not.
In other Rangers news, Gerrard has talked about the pressure he will be under at Ibrox