Former Celtic star Kris Commons has admitted that watching Steven Gerrard’s press conference to announce the Liverpool legend’s appointment as the next Rangers boss got him “excited.”
Gerrard was unveiled at a packed press conference in the Blue Room at Ibrox on Friday afternoon as he prepares to take his first steps in management when he gets started on June 1st.
Commons revealed that watching the way Gerrard handled himself would give him a “buzz” if he was a Rangers player from seeing the passion and energy from the incoming manager.
“Watching Gerrard in his press conference even got me excited. He’s still got the players’ instinct in him,” Commons said, as quoted by the Daily Mail.
“When he finished off his press conference with ‘let’s go’, he was off down the tunnel, pumping his arms. That’s what you do as a player. He’s still got that winning mentality.
“If I was in the dressing room and he was acting like that it would give me a buzz to see his energy, passion and will-to-win. That’s exactly what Rangers need right now.”
Football Insider verdict:
If anyone with an interest in Scottish football watched Gerrard’s press conference and didn’t feel some sort of excitement for what the coming months will bring to Scottish football then there is nothing that will excite them. For all the question marks about whether Gerrard will be capable of wrestling the title away from Celtic, the very prospect of him going head-to-head with his former Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers makes for an absolutely fascinating prospect. Whatever way it goes for Gerrard at Rangers it is going to be box office stuff and will help raise the profile of Scottish football higher than it has been for years. Unsurprisingly, Gerrard handled himself with aplomb in front of the media but it was clear listening to him that the 37-year-old is as excited about taking charge at Ibrox as Rangers fans are at seeing Gerrard in the dugout for the first time.