Former Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard concurs deal to become boss at Ibrox on a four-year contract
Steven Gerrard revealed that gut instinct was key to his acceptance of the post of Rangers manager, after being unveiled at Ibrox on Friday. Gerrard has signed a four-year deal that will begin on 1 June because of commitments with Liverpool and BT Sport. This marks his first task in management.
” When the bellow came to speak to Rangers, it was a no-brainer ,” Gerrard told.” It was a different feeling in my stomach from other opportunities I have had to be a administrator. I got a special impression and I knew then that Rangers was for me. I have confidence I are available in here as a director. A huge opportunity presented itself. I was very aware of the size of club having watched from afar for many years .”
A relaxed, composed Gerrard was greeted by hundreds of Rangers supporters as he made one of the most eagerly anticipated arrivals in Scottish football history. Gerrard responded with a forceful” Bring it on” when asked how he may handle the intensity associated with football in Glasgow. Celtic’s 5-0 win over Ranger last weekend meant a seventh title in succession for the side managed by Brendan Rodgers.
” I don’t mind being under pressure ,” Gerrard said.” I played under pressure and I have lived under pressure since I left school. Since I have stopped playing I have missed the pressure of going out and fighting for three points on the weekend. Pressure isn’t a bad thing. If you’re working under pressure then you’re in a good place. I know there will be a lot of scrutiny and a lot of pressure but that’s what I love about being involved in football.
” I’m here for a reason: to front the challenge and take the club forward. I’m confident or I wouldn’t be in this seat. In terms of targets I merely want to win. That’s what I love doing, that’s my buzz. That’s the demand here and I’m looking forward to it.
” I love a challenge. My parents brought me up in life to front up to a challenge if you feel it’s the right one. That’s what I’m here to do .”
Gerrard refused to be drawn on what resources may be made available to him or what his broad targets are from next season.” From the first conversations with the club I found positivity and aspiration which matches mine ,” he said.
” I don’t think this is the time to speak about what’s available and what has been said to me in private meetings. The most important thing for me provided an opportunity and current challenges. The key here is stability but I need to get my teeth into the job before I can weigh up exactly where we need to strengthen. I’m confident that we can do well .”
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