Rangers Technical Coach Tom Culshaw has obtained his UEFA Pro License as the Ibrox backroom staffer is congratulated by the Steven Gerrard Academy.
The Liverpool born coach – famed for his contribution to the club’s set pieces – was awarded the top UEFA coaching qualification by ex-England manager Steve McLaren.
Congratulations to our former Head of Football Tom Culshaw for completing his UEFA Pro-License🎉
— Steven Gerrard Academy (@SGerrardAcademy) June 24, 2021
It takes years of work and dedication to reach this level of professional sports coaching and Tom should quite rightly be celebrating this moment in his career.
The SGA took the time to congratulate Culshaw as he is a former Head of Football with the organisation, something which highlights the strong links between the coach and Steven Gerrard.
Culshaw was also Gerrard’s assistant manager during the now-Ibrox gaffer’s time in charge of the Liverpool U18s and the strong connection between the pair is evident in Glasgow.
The Liverpool connection doesn’t end there either – according to the Rangers website Culshaw went to the same high school as Gerrard and played in the same local Huyon teams as a youngster.
The Gers coach also came through the youth ranks at Liverpool, representing England as a youth and signing a professional contract at 17, going on to captain the reserve side.
Culshaw came through at Liverpool alongside a host of top local talent including Jamie Redknapp, Robbie Fowler, Michael Owen, Jamie Carragher and Steve McManaman.
Returning to Liverpool to work in the LFC Academy in 2011, Culshaw began coaching young players at a variety of levels before winding up alongside Gerrard in 2017.
Now, Tom Culshaw is a huge part of the Rangers success we witnessed last season and his success at the UEFA Pro License level is indicative of the coaching talent the Gers have at the club.
Culshaw has previously spoken about the Rangers backroom and claims the Ibrox dream team was a long time in the making.