Saturday, 12 May 2018
Steven Gerrard appointed Rangers manager on four-year deal
He replaces Graeme Murty, who was sacked as interim manager after replacing the axed Pedro Caixinha in October.
Gerrard said: "I am honoured to become the next manager of Rangers. I have enormous respect for this football club, and its history and tradition.
"I can’t wait to start this new journey at Rangers as we look to build on the many successes that this Club has achieved."
Rangers will hold a press conference at 3pm to reveal further details.Chairman Dave King added: "We are delighted to confirm today that Steven Gerrard will become the next manager of Rangers.
"From the very beginning, talks have been extremely positive and we believe that Steven is the right man to drive Rangers forward.
"He was extremely impressive throughout our negotiations and we are convinced that he has the necessary knowledge and temperament to lead the Club to the success we all desire.
"This a special day for our Club, our fans and for Steven."
Gerrard had been in Rome to watch Jurgen Klopp’s side book their place in the Champions League final.
Speaking on Tuesday night Gerrard said: “Yes, there are truth in rumours. I’ve held initial talks with Rangers, and the plan is to pick them up in a couple of days time.
I’ve held positive talks with them and I’ll pick them up on Thursday, and see if we can progress them.”
SunSport understands former England star Gerrard was met by an Ibrox delegation headed up by director of football Mark Allen and managing director Stewart Robertson for further talks about the job.
During the discussions it’s believed Gerrard was given the assurances he’d been seeking concerning Gers’ finances.
Liverpool icon Gerrard wants a war-chest so he can rebuild Rangers in the summer, and mount a serious challenge to champions Celtic next season.