Hibernian manager Neil Lennon thinks Steven Gerrard’s imminent arrival as Rangers manager adds some “glamour” to the Scottish Premiership – and admitted that if Gerrard’s management career is as good as his playing career then the rest of the managers in Scotland are “in trouble.”
Gerrard will take the reins at Ibrox next Friday as he starts his managerial career off with as difficut a task as he could have hoped to find by trying to stop Celtic’s recent domination of the Scottish game.
The Liverpool icon has yet to take charge of a senior game yet but Lennon thinks he could pose a massive threat to the rest of Scottish football.
“I just think it adds that little bit more glamour to (the Scottish Premiership),” Lennon told Sky Sports.
“We don’t know what Steven can do as a manager but if he’s anything like he was as a player then the rest of us are in trouble.”
Football Insider verdict:
Lennon has it absolutely spot on with his view that the rest of the Scottish Premiership’s manager’s could be in “trouble.” If Gerrard can hit the ground running then he has everything at his disposal to be a hugely successful manager and lead the Gers to their first major trophy since lifting the league title in 2011. Despite having not taken charge of a senior game yet, Gerrard’s got a decent grounding after spending time working with Liverpool’s Academy sides as well as his phenomenal background as a player at the very highest level. The former Liverpool captain has always been the sort of player that fans would point to when looking at ones who would move into coaching or management and with experience like Gary McAllister around him, he looks to be building a strong support team at Ibrox to help him achieve his goals at Ibrox and get his managerial career off to a fantastic start.
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