Hibernian manager Neil Lennon has admitted his surprise at Steven Gerrard’s decision to take over as Ranger manager.
The former Celtic manager watched as his side held Ranger to a 0-0 draw at Easter Road last night, and admitted he was surprised that Gerrard took the job in the opposition dug-out.
Lennon said he thought Gerrard’s arrival at Ibrox in the summer was a ‘gamble’ for the former Liverpool captain, but admits he has been impressed by the 38-year-old’s impact in his first senior managerial position.
“I was surprised he took the job because it was a very difficult first job. He’s a big name himself and it was a gamble but now he’s in there, it looks like he’s been there for a long, long time.” Lennon told a pre-match press conference.
Rangers draw at Hibs saw them slip from top spot to second, one point behind Brendan Rodger’s Celtic side having played a game more.
They travel to St Johnstone on Sunday before a second meeting in quick succession with Hibernian, at Ibrox on Boxing Day.