Steven Gerrard will take the Rangers managerial position from June 1 on a three-year deal and Gary McAllister will go in as his number two, according to a report.
The Daily Star has claimed that the Liverpool legend will take charge at the end of the season, news coming just hours after Graeme Murty was sacked as the boss.
The former youth coach’s departure follows on from the club’s defeat against Celtic in the Scottish Premiership at the weekend – a result which saw the Hoops take title number seven-in-a-row.
Anfield Icon Gerrard will take over from Jimmy Nicholl and Jonatan Johansson, who have been handed temporary charge until the end of the campaign, and the ex-Reds ace will now have the task of trying to close the gap on the Bhoys as they close in on a second successive domestic treble.
Football Insider verdict:
This is massive news for all involved with the club if it does prove to be correct and a real signal of the club’s intentions. It also casts into doubt the much-talked-about speculation surrounding the club’s financial predicament as it’s unlikely Gerrard would be arriving on Glasgow without any expectations of having a decent transfer kitty. Exciting times are ahead for the club and a busy summer transfer window will undoubtedly see a lot of incomings and outgoings. However, this is time for Gerrard to step up to the plate, for the Gers have a lot of catching up to do to their near rivals. Fail, and he will be out of a job sooner than he would like.
In other Ranger news, ‘If only’, ‘Legend’ – Fans of Championship side beg for Murty after Rangers sacking.