Jimmy Nicholl: This is what Gerrard would have seen in Rangers draw v Hibernian
Rangers caretaker manager Jimmy Nicholl has admitted that his stint in charge has been “eventful” after replacing Graeme Murty as manager for the final three games of the season
Nicholl will step aside for incoming boss Steven Gerrard over the coming weeks and saw his time in the hotseat end with a frenetic 5-5 draw with Hibernian at Easter Road – and it looks likely that Nicholl’s third spell at Ibrox will come to an end imminently.
The 61-year-old thinks Gerrard will have “seen something” in some of his players during the draw with Hibs as the Liverpool icon prepares to take the reins on June 1st.
“All in all, all I can say is that it has been an eventful three games,” Nicholl said, as quoted by BBC Scotland.
“The new manager will have seen something in some of the players today.”
Football Insider verdict:
Gerrard will definitely have seen something in some of the players in the 5-5 draw – and it won’t all have been good. The Liverpool legend will have been worried at how easily Hibs played through the Gers at times and how easily his soon-to-be new players gave up possession too easily early in the game. Some might just have done enough to earn themselves a second-look when Gerrard takes over but there wasn’t anybody who put in the sort of performance that would be forcing him into a massive re-think. Nicholl’s time in charge won’t have been the most enjoyable experience but the 61-year-old has been around the course enough times to know he wasn’t coming into a club where everything was rosy behind the scenes. It doesn’t look as though the Northern Irishman’s third spell at Ibrox will last much longer but he will leave with the thanks of Rangers fans after stepping in over the last six months.