Alex Ferguson delivers verdict on Steven Gerrard’s Rangers managerial tenure

Alex Ferguson Steven Gerrard

“He’s composed.”

Legendary Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson has shared his thoughts regarding current Rangers coach Steven Gerrard’s ongoing spell at the club.

Ferguson praised Gerrard for doing a “magnificent” job at the Ibrox and also commended the 40-year-old for his composure while speaking at press conferences.

Steven Gerrard.

Gerrard enjoyed a spectacular playing career with his boyhood club Liverpool, contributing 186 goals and 143 assists in over 700 games for the Reds.

The 2005 Champions League winner eventually hung up his boots in 2017 following a short stint with MLS side LA Galaxy.

Gerrard then decided to pursue a career in coaching, beginning by taking charge of Liverpool’s various youth teams.

Then in 2018, the former England international was handed the major opportunity to manage Rangers. While there were doubts surrounding Gerrard’s coaching experience, the Englishman has certainly managed to silence most of his naysayers during his time in Glasgow.

This season, Gerrard led the Ibrox team to their first Scottish Premiership crown since 2011, and their 55th overall title.

His encouraging exploits as the Gers boss has seen Gerrard being linked with various managerial jobs in England, including that of his former club Liverpool.

Alex Ferguson on Gerrard.

Ferguson, speaking in an interview with The Guardian, praised Gerrard for the stellar work he’s done at Rangers.

“Oh, he’s done magnificent,” Ferguson said.

“He really has, both on and off the field. A press interview can lose you your job in management. But Steven’s press conferences are fantastic.

“He’s cool, he’s composed, he gives the right answers. He’s really top because it’s an art.”

However, it would appear that Ferguson’s verdict of Gerrard’s managerial tenure differs from his assessment of the Englishman’s playing career.

In his 2013 autobiography, the Scotsman admitted that he didn’t view Gerrard as a world-class talent.

“I’m one of the few who felt Gerrard was not a top, top player,” Ferguson wrote at the time.

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