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28th Apr, 2018 | 8:00pm

Next Rangers manager will have huge defender decision on day one


Rangers are reportedly be set to appoint Liverpool icon Steven Gerrard as their new manager but whoever takes the reins at Ibrox faces a huge decision over the captaincy when they do finally take charge.

According to ESPN, Gerrard has a four-year contract offer on the table from the Light Blues to make the 114-times capped former England star their new boss.

Current club captain Lee Wallace is suspended pending a formal disciplinary investigation with James Tavernier wearing the armband in recent weeks.

Wallace’s Ibrox career looks to be as good as over and, even if he sees out the remaining year on his deal, it is impossible to see how the defender can carry on leading his team-mates.

Tavernier has done fine during his stint as skipper but the new boss needs to bring in someone more vocal and who can push their team-mates on during games.

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The Gers right-back is well-respected by his team-mates but doesn’t fit the bill as captain and lacks that almost-intimidating quality that previous Gers skippers have had.

With a huge turnover of players looking quite likely at Ibrox again this summer, the Light Blues may try to bring someone in who – like many expected Bruno Alves would – act as a figure-head.

If they, don’t there aren’t many in the current squad who immediately jump out as potential replacements for Wallace.

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