Steven Gerrard signed a four-year contract to become the new manager of Rangers and will officially take over in the summer.
“I am honoured to become the next manager of Rangers. I have enormous respect for this football club, and its history and tradition,” Gerrard said.
“I can’t wait to start this new journey at Rangers as we look to build on the many successes that this club has achieved.”
For four seasons, Rangers couldn’t even challenge Celtic’s dominance but they are now hoping that Gerrard’s playing experience and fresh ideas can help re-establish Rangers in both Scottish and European football.
“From the moment we met with Steven to discuss this opportunity, we felt that his ambitions and desire to succeed equalled our own for the club,” director of football Mark Allen shared.
“Make no mistake, Steven fully understands the demands that come with managing a Club of this stature and we look forward to exciting times ahead.”
Gerrard made 710 appearances and won nine trophies for Liverpool over 19 years and was capped 114 times by England. He captained the national team at three of the six major tournaments at which he played and was Reds skipper for almost 12 years.
He retired in 2016 after a spell with LA Galaxy and joined the youth set-up at Anfield after rejecting an offer to become manager of MK Dons.