Lee McCulloch delivers damning verdict on reported Rangers manager update
Former Rangers captain Lee McCulloch believes Steven Gerrard’s inexperience as a manager makes him a “big gamble” for the Ibrox giants after reports claimed the Gers were set to make the Liverpool manager their next boss.
The 37-year-old has been Under-18s boss at Anfield since the start of the season after hanging his boot up following a disappointing stint with LA Galaxy in Major League Soccer.
McCulloch admits Gerrard was “phenomenally talented” as a player but is “very inexperienced” as a manager after only just starting his career in coaching.
“Yes, Gerrard is an Under-18s coach, a phenomenally talented player for club and country, and won the Champions League and Uefa Cup,” McCulloch said, as quoted by the BBC.
“But in management terms, he is very inexperienced. It is a big gamble.”
The former Liverpool and England midfielder was spotted at Ibrox for last month’s Old Firm clash after having brought his Liverpool side up to face the Gers Under-20s in their Games Programme.
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Despite Gerrard’s lack of experience, he appears to be the preferred choice of director of football Mark Allen as he looks to win the title back from bitter rivals before they win an eighth consecutive Scottish crown.
Football Insider verdict
There’s nothing to argue with anything that McCulloch says. Gerrard is a huge gamble and it is going to take a massive slice of luck for his appointment to be a success if he lands the gig. The Liverpool icon will need to hope it goes well too or it could prove to make a huge dent in his career prospects so early in his managerial career. Gerrard will be helped a bit if it goes wrong by having a massive reputation as a player but failure at Ibrox certainly won’t be a good start to life in the dugout for him.
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