Rangers finally announced the protracted transfer of Joe Aribo this week, much to the delight of the Rangers fans.
But Rangers fans have also been fawning over manager Steven Gerrard in the wake of the signing. And not just because he managed to convince the former Charlton midfielder to come to Rangers.
In a Rangers TV Joe Aribo behind-the-scenes video Steven Gerrard and Mark Allen welcome the player to the club’s Portuguese training camp.
But it’s Gerrard’s subtle touch of pouring Aribo some water which has fans smiling.
You know you've made it when Steven Gerrard is fetching you water.
— Van Juan55Ortiz (@JuanOrtizFans) June 28, 2019
— Zurab (@Zurab__) June 27, 2019
Stevie G on waiter duty what a man…
— Robert West (@rapwest) June 27, 2019
And the manager brings you a class of water .
That’s respect . A true gentleman .
— db (@db51294500) June 27, 2019
@richnikbenmeg81 I want Gerrard to sign me 😭 even brings him a glass of water
— M.H. (@RANGERS_1983) June 27, 2019
Brilliant luv it❤💙
— Norah Gibson (@NorahGibson6) June 28, 2019
Absolutely love this. ♥️
— TeamBarclay (@J13CBV) June 27, 2019
Shows you how good a manager Stevie G is! that's why players like Aribo came to Rangers! could you imagine Neil Lennon doing that?
— Allan Murchison (@AllanMurchison) June 27, 2019
Our Gaffer oozes class 💙💙 pic.twitter.com/CRxM46W4Je
— Janie The Hammer (@JanieHouston20) June 27, 2019
Rangers beat off a host of clubs for Aribo’s signature,
It’s a classy touch from Steven Gerrard.
Everything that the Gers gaffer seems to do is as cool as a cucumber and it’s superb to have the former England captain at the forefront of the club.
Gerrard was said to be one of the main reasons Joe Aribo signed on at Ibrox with the promise of working under the footballing legend seemingly too big an opportunity to turn down.
So much of that is undoubtedly down to the attitude and class of Steven Gerrard.