Legendary English boss heaps praise on Rangers board for taking decision amid pressure
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Legendary English manager heaps praise on Rangers for Gerrard decision

Legendary English manager Harry Redknapp has heaped praise on Rangers for sticking by manager Steven Gerrard last season.

Liverpool legend Gerrard is in his first job at Ibrox and after two seasons without a trophy at the club pressure had begun to build over his future.

Harry Redknapp has praised the powers that be at Rangers for sticking by Steven Gerrard. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)

But Rangers are now reaping the benefits after sticking by the ex-England captain with the Gers on course to secure a legendary 55th league title this season.

Speaking after his nephew Frank Lampard was sacked by Chelsea this week, Lampard praised Rangers for sticking by the Scouser.

“A lot of people down here have been paying attention to the job Stevie has done because he’s done amazing,” said Redknapp [Daily Record].

“You’re talking about two massive clubs so there must have been pressure on him to turn things around for Rangers.

“You’ve got to give credit to Rangers for standing by him.

“They know they have a great guy running their club and they will have known that, eventually, he’ll come good. They’ve trusted him because they can see the job he’s being doing.

“They know they have a good manager in charge.

“You just need to look back to Fergie and his early days at Man United. They stuck with him when he was struggling and look what happened there.

“I don’t understand the way some clubs act these days. If you bring in a manager and you think they are good then surely you’ve got to give them time.”

Rangers boss Steven Gerrard is on the verge of history this season. (Photo by Rob Casey/SNS Group via Getty Images)

It’s not the only comments from legendary English manager Harry Redknapp which have been grabbing the headlines this week either.

The ex-Spurs, Pompey and Southampton gaffer hinted that nephew Frank could be interested by reigniting his old rivalry with Steven Gerrard by joining Celtic.

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