Former Rangers defender Alex MIller has said that Steven Gerrard would be a good appointment at Ibrox, and that if he takes the job the first thing he’ll say is that he’s going to do things his way.

Miller knows Steven Gerrard well, after spending eight years at Anfield.

Miller, who was assistant to Gerard Houllier, spotted Gerrard in the youth set-up and told him that they had a special talent on their hands.

Talking in the Scottish Sun, Miller said: “Stevie G had been around the first team but he was still in the academy but you could see he had everything.

“He was brought up in a hard school and he didn’t mind things turning physical.”

Asked whether he would make a good manager at Rangers, Miller said: “He has a lack of experience as a first-team manager but I don’t necessarily think that’s a deterrent.

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“Stevie’s a smart guy. He’ll realise what the job needs. If he goes in there he’ll say ‘I’m doing it this way’. He won’t cut corners.”

Football Insider verdict:

Miller is extremely effusive about Gerrard and knows him well having spotted him in the Liverpool youth set-up. A lot of the characteristics that made him such an elite player would transfer well into the managerial arena and Miller pointed out that Gerrard was tough and had a no-nonsense approach to football, something that will stand him in good stead at Ibrox. Since his name’s been linked with the Ibrox job, you’d be hard pressed to find someone in the game who hasn’t got good things to say about Gerrard. Surely, it’s a gamble worth taking?

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