If you take a couple of seconds to properly think about it, it’s pretty incredible that Steven Gerrard is Rangers manager.

This is one of the world’s most notable sportspeople. A legend of the game. A man that but five years ago was one of football’s most iconic players.

And now, he’s the manager of Rangers. Our Glasgow Rangers. He’s our boss. It’s strange to think of where the club would be now without Gerrard at the helm. The attitudes, the standards and the feeling are just so different from the last few years.

His appointment sent a jolt right through Govan.

Gerrard is visibly proud to be a figurehead for Rangers and the club’s traditions. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Gerrard has also never shied away from the immense challenge at Rangers. Quite the opposite – he’s embraced it. And what’s more, he’s now infatuated with it.

In an interview with The Guardian whilst promoting new biopic about his career ‘Make Us Dream’, the Liverpool legend said “I have two clubs in my heart now – Liverpool and Rangers”.

A passionate statement from the Rangers manager

It’s perhaps the biggest testament to the passion and desire of Gerrard’s backroom staff, his players and most importantly, the fans that Stevie feels this way. He’s one of us now.

And damn proud of it.

Stevie described the job as giving him “a different feeling in his stomach” to any of the others he’d been offered before. He stepped up and put his head on the block when no one else would.

As well as being Rangers manager, Steven Gerrard is also a Liverpool legend. (Photo by Tom Jenkins/Getty Images).

The guillotine was poised and ready to drop for any man willing to take on the Rangers challenge. We were in a mess.

True to form, the daggers have been out from the moment he walked up the marble staircase.

More than reluctantly take a battering for Rangers, as many of our recent managers have done, Gerrard would be willing to let that guillotine fall for the club.

Make no mistake. The passion, desire and class of this man is exactly what we needed. It remains exactly what we need. Steven Gerrard is the man to lead us to 55.

And when he does – because he will – he will always have a place in our hearts too.

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