COMMENT

One of the biggest stories to happen in Scottish football for many yearswas confirmed on Friday, as Steven Gerrard was appointed as the new manager of Rangers.

Gers director of football Mark Allen does deserve credit for thinking outside of the box, and turning to Gerrard rather than the likes of Derek McInnes or Steve Clarke, it is a forward-thinking move.

Of course, the danger of appointing a manager without any real managerial experience – managing a youth team doesn’t really count – is that he could quickly find himself in over his head.

That is why Gerrard has to hit the ground running and get off to a good start in charge at Ibrox, to keep away any doubts that some will have about his appointment.

There can’t be a repeat of the start of this season, where the club was knocked out of Europe by Luxembourg minnows Progres, which all but ended Pedro Caixinha’s time in charge at the club.

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It is undeniably a brave appointment, and one which the vast majority of fans will back, as they are so desperate for success.

It has the chance of quickly unravelling though, and Gerrard needs to get off to a good start or questions will start to be asked.

In other Rangers news, David Skrtel could be Gerrard’s first signing

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