Rangers manager Steven Gerrrard has admitted that he had been working on putting together his potential coaching staff long before he took the leap into his first role in management – and insists people “wouldn’t believe” how closely hed watched “certain people” before eventually taking charge at Ibrox.

Gerrard spent time working in Liverpool’s Academy after hanging his boots up and thinks he has got a team around him at Ibrox with the likes of Mick Beale, Tom Culshaw, Jordan Milson and Gary McAllister.

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 Gerrard and Michael Beale during a Rangers Training Session (Photo by Alan Harvey / SNS Group via Getty Images)

The Gers boss admits he’s not quite ready to take a “step back” and have more of an oversight of training sessions like more veteran managers.

“When you’re taking a job it’s important you get the right people around you who will compliment your skillset. This will help to make a really effective and good coaching team. I believe I’ve got that here,” Gerrard said [Robbie Fowler Podcast]

“In terms of taking a back step, I’m not ready to take a back step. I think when you’re more experienced and you’ve been in the role for many, many years maybe with age you feel like that’s the right decision.

“What I’ll never do is try and do someone’s job who is better than me at doing that job.

 

“For example, I’d been working on a coaching team behind the scenes when I’d been manager of Liverpool’s U18s and 19s for some time.

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“People wouldn’t believe how close I’d been watching certain people to take with me when the opportunity eventually came.”

Gerrard’s coaching staff appear to have a wide base of skills and really do complement each other really well – showing Gerrard’s preparations have paid off.

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Gerrard  flanked by assistant manager Gary McAllister and first team coach Tom Culshaw (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

With the club impressing at home and in Europe, the Light Blues are in a fantastic position going into the final stretch of the season.

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