Former Liverpool and England Steven Gerrard captain has agreed a deal in principle to take over as Rangers manager.
Sky Sports are reporting that the 37-year-old will travel to Glasgow today to sign a three year deal with the Scottish side after meeting with club officials in London last night, with an official announcement expected later today.
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 Liverpool and Scotland midfielder Gary McAllister is expected is also expected the join Rangers as Gerrard’s assistant.
Gerrard retired from playing in 2016 after a brief stint in the MLS with LA Galaxy, and although he has no senior managerial experience, he has spent the last year coaching the Reds youth teams.
It is unclear what kind of assurances he has been given in terms of funding after Rangers’ recent financial difficulties, and he is arguably facing the toughest challenge of his career to wrestle back supremacy of Scottish football from Celtic, who are of course intriguingly coached by Gerrard’s former boss at Liverpool Brendan Rodgers.
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