New Rangers FC head coach Steven Gerrard tipped to emulate Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola
Posted: 9 May 2018 Time: 18:00
Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard has been tipped to emulate Manchester City head coach Pep Guardiola as he ventures into his first foray as a football manager.
While former England international stars rarely forged successful careers in football management, Gerrard has taken a leap of faith leaving his comfortable set-up in the Liverpool development for a role with fallen Scottish giants Rangers FC.
In 2012, the 54-time Scottish champions went into administration after failing to agree on a deal with creditors over the massive debt and were subsequently relegated to the fourth-tier of Scottish football.
The club has since made their way up to the top-flight again but after failing to challenge the dominance of fierce rivals Celtic for the past two seasons, Gerrard has been selected as the man bring back the glory days.
And former 'Gers and England defender Michael Ball believes his lack of experience won't hinder his prospects, citing Pep Guardiola's meteoric rise with FC Barcelona.
"Pep Guardiola didn't have experience at Barcelona," Ball told The Scottish Sun.
"I know they had a lot of money and world-class players, totally the opposite of what Steven’s got to face, but it's a massive club and a great start for him to see how a big club works.
"If Steven can get Rangers back competing with Celtic he will have done a fantastic job."