After the season that Rangers have been through, with all its twists and turns along the way, it appears as though there is finally some light at the end of what has been a long, dark tunnel.
The Daily Star claim on their website that the Light Blues have finally agreed a deal with Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard to take over as their manager, replacing the very recently sacked Graeme Murty – who himself could make a return to Ibrox.
The terms of the deal are said to be a three-year agreement, and that in itself is a massive gamble from the Gers board who have no idea whether Gerrard will bring them what they want.
An unproven coach with no track record to fall back on, and with little time as a youth coach under his belt – what could possibly go wrong?
The Gers are rolling the dice and risking everything, and not only is their own success on the line, but the success of fierce rivals Celtic too.
The Hoops have proven this season that there is still a sizeable gap between the two Glasgow clubs, highlighted by the 5-0 thrashing in Murty’s last game in charge, and as Scotland’s two biggest sides, it means there is still no real challenger for Brendan Rodgers and his men.
If Gerrard fails to have the desired impact – or even just fails to progress from where Rangers currently stand, then the gap will just remain the same or widen even further – which is the last thing Scottish football needs.
Three years is a long time in football, and if he manages to see through his contracted tenure, then it will mean the Gers are heading in the right direction – if not, then it can only be expected that Celtic’s rein of domination will continue.
In other Rangers news, ‘If only’, ‘Legend’ – Fans of Championship side beg for Murty after Rangers sacking.