Steven Gerrard officially took over the hotseat in Ibrox on Friday and has wasted no time assembling the team that will hopefully claw back bitter rivals Celtic next season.
First, Jordan Milsom confirmed that he would be joining as he delivered a twitter post thanking everyone at Liverpool and saying he was relishing the new challenge at Ibrox.
Milsom had been at Anfield since 2010 and was their fitness coach.
Would like to say a huge thank you and goodbye to all of those special people I’ve worked with at LFC for the past 8 years. It was a privilege to work for my boyhood club. Now on to a new challenge working for Rangers FC. 🔴⚪️🔵
— Jordan Milsom (@milsomlfc) June 1, 2018
Shortly after, Training Ground Guru, a solid source of backroom information, claimed that Michael Beale and Tom Culshaw would also be moving from Liverpool to hook up with Gerrard at Rangers with an announcement expected today.
Culshaw was Gerrard’s assistant with the Liverpool Under-18s and Beale was head coach for the foundation.
— Training Ground Guru (@ground_guru) June 1, 2018
Football Insider verdict:
These appointments were expected but it’s great for Rangers fans that now Gerrard is officially the Gers manager, things can start moving. Gerrard is bringing his trusted team from Liverpool, starting with Milsom, and fans will be hoping they can bring some of the success and panache from Anfield with them. There’s also been a lot of speculation about Liverpool players that Gerrard might be able to persuade to join on loan too and this would be the news that Rangers fans are really waiting for. Harry Wilson, Ben Woodburn, Ryan Kent and Dominic Solanke are all names that have been mentioned in regards to a summer move north of the border, but so far neither Gerrard or Liverpool have said anything. Pre-season is still a way off and it might be that Gerrard has to wait to get the really good news, but we’d be hugely surprised if no-one from the huge bank of Liverpool players ended up playing in Light Blue next season.
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