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“He’s bonkers”: Twitter reacts to Rangers appointing Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard

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“He’s bonkers”: Twitter reacts to Rangers appointing Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard

Rangers have confirmed the appointment of Liverpool under 18s manager and club legend Steven Gerrard as their new boss, replacing Graeme Murty in the dugout.

A statement on their website revealed that Gerrard has put pen to paper on a four year contract at Ibrox starting in the summer, where he will begin work to challenge Celtic’s domination of Scottish football.

That role will pit him up against his former coach, Brendan Rodgers, who has successfully led Celtic to the Scottish Premiership title for seven years in a row, leaving the hoops only five league titles behind Rangers’ record of 54.

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Rangers fans have reacted to delight with the news, with some even heading to the club’s stadium to wait for a glimpse of the new coach, who traveled to Glasgow to put pen to paper and seal the deal on Friday.

Steven Gerrard will now have the final few weeks of the season to cast an eye over the squad from afar whilst beginning his plans for the 2018/19 campaign.

With three games remaining, Rangers are fighting to ensure that the club qualify for the Europa League next season, currently sitting in third place ahead of Hibernian but only on goal difference with three games to play, the last of which being an all important clash against their nearest challengers.

Here’s how Twitter reacted to the news:

Rangers finally confirmed the news on Friday…

And it sparked delight…

https://twitter.com/AMcKellar89/status/992392908245487616

There were a variety of reactions…

https://twitter.com/1967_dxnn/status/992377327815446528

There was, of course, the obvious joke…

Celtic fans don’t exactly seem scared…

https://twitter.com/PS1994_/status/992289219501412352

Liverpool fans had mixed emotions…

 

And some are still surprised by the news…

Sam is a football journalist focusing on English football at all levels and Spanish football. He also writes for Spain's biggest daily sports newspaper, MARCA, as well as The Boot Room. Find Sam on Twitter at @samleveridge.

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