As we all know, Steven Gerrard is currently putting a trimmed Rangers squad through its paces in Portugal.
Their stunning Algarve training base caters for pretty much everything the players could possibly need.
On the pitch, the first few days have consisted mainly of mobility exercises and running. Lots of it.
However, it seems more ball work is now being introduced. Judging by the club’s social media account, passing drills were a focus of Tuesday’s work.
🇵🇹 Pass and move. The first-team get to work on passing drills. pic.twitter.com/v3v5FZ3lFn
— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) June 25, 2019
It wasn’t just the coaching staff the players were challenged with impressing, though.
A club legend dropped in to run his eye over proceedings, too. The one and only Graeme Souness.
The 66-year-old earned hero status at Ibrox for guiding the club to three league titles and four Scottish League Cups between 1986 and 1991. Over that time, he also made 50 league appearances as a player.
He’s now an established TV pundit and regular on Sky Sports. Yet, he hasn’t lost any of the sternness he was synonymous for as a Ger.
Plenty of Bears raved about their former boss when the official Rangers Twitter account posted photos of him alongside Gerrard and kit man, Jimmy Bell. The post was appropriately captioned, too.
Here’s a selection of reactions:
Magnificent 🔴⚪🔵 pic.twitter.com/SNXSaIDQ2n
— FRAZZ (@frazz777) June 25, 2019
So much staunch in one picture 😍
— James Richardson (@JimRichardson23) June 25, 2019
We truly are the people 💙
— Cambuslang Ranger (@CambuslangLoyal) June 25, 2019
There’s people who work in football and then there’s just football people. If the team could take on half of what he knows about football then they’d all be better players.
— James Laird (@Lairdyboy) June 25, 2019
Love that man 🔴⚪️🔵
— Alan Anderson (@AlanAndJ7233) June 25, 2019
— kenny wilson (@kennythekilt) June 25, 2019
— Gary🇬🇧 (@Syllables_2) June 25, 2019
The main man 🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧
— Benson (@B9nsnBenson) June 25, 2019