Steven Gerrard to be named new Rangers manager later today

Steven Gerrard said: "I am honoured to become the next manager of Rangers".

Gerrard will take over at Ibrox from Graeme Murty who left the Glasgow club last week after their humiliating 5-0 defeat to bitter rivals Celtic.

Former Scotland global Gary McAllister will be his assistant at Ibrox, Sky sources say.

Gerrard had been working at Klopp's Liverpool as Under-18s coach, but the German was prepared to smooth the way for the club legend to take his first senior managerial post.

"I'm really happy for him to have the opportunity", the Liverpool manager added.

Neil Critchley has seen first-hand the way Gerrard has thrown himself into his coaching career since returning to Liverpool's Academy in January 2017.

Rangers chairman Dave King said: "From the very beginning, talks have been extremely positive and we believe that Steven is the right man to drive Rangers forward".

"As the manager said the other day, all the staff at Liverpool will support Steven in what he wants to do".

Gerrard is expected to name former Reds team-mate Gary McAllister as his assistant and he could take charge of his first Rangers match as early as July, in the qualifying stages of the Europa League.

The Gers now lie third in the Scottish Premiership, thirteen points behind their rivals.

They are level on points with Hibernian with only the top three guaranteed European football next season.

The closest Gerrard came to winning the league was in 2014 as runner-up in a Liverpool team managed by Brendan Rodgers, now the manager of Celtic.

"Steven knows the game inside out and with regard to coaching, I'm sure he has got some things to learn", McLeish told BBC recently. Let us know what you think by dropping a comment below.

"So I have let him be".

  • Julie Sanders