Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has confirmed that Gary McAllister will take up the role of assistant manager at Ibrox in the summer as part of his new backroom staff, as the Liverpool legend kicks off his first job in management.
Gerrard has agreed a four-year deal with the Light Blues and was presented at Ibrox afternoon, where he confirmed the former Scotland captain would be joining him at Ibrox.
Gerrard revealed McAllister was “very excited” to be heading to Ibrox and admits he “couldn’t have asked anyone better” to join him at the Light Blues.
“He’ll be a big rock for me. He was very excited when I spoke to him. He has experience of managing. The way he carries himself. I couldn’t have asked anyone better to help me. He treats people well,” Gerrard said during his press conference on Friday afternoon, which was broadcasted on Sky Sports News.
Gerrard will start at Ibrox on June 1st one he finishes with Liverpool’s Under-18s and BT Sport before getting down to work.
Football Insider verdict:
McAllister will bring an experienced head to the backroom staff and the former Scotland captain will come in to Ibrox with a decent knowledge of the game north of the border. McAllister is a well-respected figure in Scottish football and is going to be someone that Gerrard will lean on as he cuts his teeth in management. Gerrard spoke highly of his relationship with McAllister and it doesn’t seem as though it is just a pairing that has simply been thrown together. With three games left in the season, it won’t be a shock to see the pair popping up at grounds across the UK over the next few weeks as they cast their eye over potential signings. With European qualifiers to – maybe – contend with early in the summer, Gerrard and McAllister will be chomping at the bit to get started and start putting a squad together to challenge Celtic.