10 signings Steven Gerrard could make to kick-start Rangers’ revolution
Here we take a look at 10 possible players the Liverpool legend could target following his appointment as Rangers manager.
It was announced on Friday that Steven Gerrard will become Rangers boss on a four-year-deal in the summer, after Graeme Murty was relived from his duties with the club.
Gerrard, who captained Liverpool and England, will step down from his role as Under-18 coach at his boyhood club to take the reigns and put Scottish football back on the map.
"I have enormous respect for this football club, and its history and tradition. 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”, he told BBC Sport.
Gers’ chairman Dave King has reassured the 37-year-old will have enough funds to build a side capable of competing and challenging former Anfield boss Brendan Rodgers.
Burnley’s Scott Arfield has signed a pre-contract and will join the Ibrox club in the summer, and goalkeeper Allan McGregor is also set for a second spell at the club. Bayern Munich’s Thomas Isherwood could also make the move, and is currently on a week-long trial.
Here are 10 players Gerrard could look to sign.
#10 Joe Allen (Stoke)
The 28-year-old may relish the opportunity to work under the stewardship of Gerrard, the man he spent four seasons with at Liverpool, before making the move to Stoke in 2016. Allen would add steel in the midfield and will be available for around £20 million, despite the Potters' relegation to the Championship, with Wolves interested in his services.