By Richard Parks
Steven Gerrard is set to formally take charge of Rangers on 1 June, according to a report.
The Scottish Sun claim the Liverpool icon, 37, is set to conclude talks today (Friday) on a three-year contract after meeting director of football Mark Allen and managing director Stewart Robertson yesterday with his representatives to put the finishing touches to a a sensational deal.
It is said that Gerrard will not take charge of first-team affairs until the start of next month even if he is appointed today.
Jimmy Nicholl and Jonatan Johansson will be in charge for the final three matches of the season.
Football Insider verdict:
There is little point Gerrard taking over for the final three matches of this season. Not with someone else’s players, and someone else’s squad. Sure, the very presence of the Liverpool icon would give an immediate boost and impetus, but the current group are devoid of confidence after two batterings by Celtic in recent weeks. Far better that Gerrard steers clear until midsummer, when he can start work on assembling the squad in alliance with Allen and begin the process of beefing up a squad that has fallen so desperately short this season and last since the club’s return to Scottish football’s top flight. The word is that chairman Dave King has secured new investment, which will mean that Gerrard has more money to play with in the transfer market than his predecessors. If that’s the case, he has a stronger hand that Graeme Murty, Mark Warburton and Pedro Caixinha did. That is a potential gamechanger for all concerned.