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Official: Rangers appoint Steven Gerrard as manager

This is madness, albeit highly exciting

Steven Gerrard is Unveiled as the New Manager at Rangers Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images

Rangers have announced that Steven Gerrard will take over managing the club from next season, the club have confirmed.

Gerrard was paraded before the press this afternoon, and spoke of his delight at joining the club.

“I’m delighted and obviously very proud. It is a big, big honour, not just for me but for my family as well, and I am really looking forward to getting my teeth into this job.

“This is right up there. I am well aware of the history and the tradition of this football club. I know the size and I know what the supporters are all about.”

This is pretty exciting stuff. Pretty terrifying too, of course, because this is an almost ridiculous gamble, but even those dead set against the appointment should at least be assured that Gerrard’s acceptance of the job must mean that he’s being given ample resources to work with.

We’ll have more quotes from Gerrard and our reaction and analysis incoming, so stay tuned.