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8 former England internationals who are tackling the world of football management  

Aaron Gales
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Modified 14 Feb 2020, 08:33 IST
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#2 Steven Gerrard

Steven Gerrard
Steven Gerrard's Glasgow Rangers are making progress but could end his second season trophyless

After a brief spell at LA Galaxy, Gerrard returned to Liverpool in a coaching role under the watchful eye of current boss Jürgen Klopp, with responsibility for the club’s under 18 side. However in order to develop into a credible candidate to one day manage the club that he led to so much success as a player, Gerrard knew he would have to go out and test himself elsewhere and joined Glasgow Rangers in June 2018.

After a squad overhaul, his first season in charge was promising but lacking in silverware. They finished second to Celtic in the league by nine points, but perhaps most disappointingly were knocked out of both cup competitions by Aberdeen.

This season they are second in the league, though disappointingly for Gerrard they have now fallen 10 points behind Celtic following a very disappointing defeat to Kilmarnock. They also lost the Scottish League Cup final to Celtic, despite dominating the game and missing a penalty. They have though made excellent progress in the Europa League where they will play Braga in the last 32.

The success of the season, and probably crucial to Gerrard's reign maintaining progress and momentum will be Rangers winning the Scottish Cup. If Celtic were to secure a fourth quadruple in a row or another team pick up the silverware, questions may start to be asked about Gerrard's leadership and management.

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Published 14 Feb 2020, 08:33 IST
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