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Manager move could be generation-defining if backed properly by Rangers board

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Rangers could be set to appoint former Liverpool captain as Steven Gerrard as their new manager in a stunning swoop – and if the 37-year-old is properly backed by the Gers board it could be a generation-defining appointment in a similar vein to another former Anfield skipper, Graeme Souness.

Gerrard has been offered a four-year deal with the Gers, according to a report by ESPN, and despite his complete lack of coaching experience, could be the catalyst that sparks a turnaround in the Light Blues’ fortunes – just like Souness did when he took the reins in 1986.

When Souness arrived at Ibrox as player-manager from Italian side Sampdoria, it kicked off what culminated it nine titles in a row for the Gers and saw a host of big names ply their trade for the Light Blues.

After a number of years in the doldrums, the Gers went from also-rans to having the core of England’s World Cup 1990 squad and sweeping everybody aside domestically.

The Gers board need to make sure Gerrard has absolutely everything he needs to be a success and can’t afford to take the cheap option when it comes to bringing new players in the strengthen the squad and closing the gap to bitter rivals Celtic at the top of the Scottish Premiership.

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It might backfire spectacularly and end in disaster for the Gers but the Light Blues board will be acutely aware that they can’t cut any corners this time and hope success lands in their lap.

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