Steven Gerard: Rangers manager recalls Jurgen Klopp’s advice before taking command of Ibrox

Steven Gerard: Rangers manager recalls Jurgen Klopp’s advice before taking command of Ibrox

Steve Gerrard still remembers the advice he received from Jurgen Klopp before becoming Rangers manager in 2018.

It has been three years since Gerrard took charge of Ibrox and will mark that milestone in style when Rangers lift the Premiership trophy for the first time in ten years.

But the 40-year-old won’t get too carried away with a conversation with Klopp while still at Liverpool.

Gerrard a dit Sky Sports: “I remember having a conversation with Jurgen about management before I even took on this role – ‘what are some of the key things you can tell me? What can I take away from you that will help me move forward? ‘

“He always said to try to be as balanced as possible. Now I know exactly why he said that.

“Because this trip takes you everywhere – incredible feelings, but it also brought me down. “


Rangers extended their unbeaten beating Celtic with a 4-1 win at Ibrox on Sunday

Gerrard plans to sit down and analyze the season in a few weeks, but says thoughts will quickly turn to the next campaign.

“I will be extremely proud of what we have accomplished, I will reset myself and do whatever I need to do in the background to try to make this group as strong and competitive as possible,” he said.

“I am as ambitious as anyone linked to this club. I want to try to get this Champions League football club and defend our title with our life, and I want to straighten the cup because it doesn’t go well with it. me.

“I want to come back to the pre-season with a good chance of success, that’s all I’m asking. I hope the board will support me and we will be back. “

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Gerrard knew he had a big job when he agreed to become manager of Rangers in May 2018, but it wasn’t until he spoke to people at the club that he realized he had been taken over. given “an incredible opportunity”.

“I knew it was great but you educate yourself even more,” he said. “You listen to the former players, the supporters, the people who worked on the training ground and Ibrox for many years, and you get more education in terms of size and scale.

“I always knew it was an institution, but when you go to European games and get involved with Old Firms, and try it out for yourself, this club really blew me away in terms of size and stature. “


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