Steven George Gerrard MBE (born 30 May 1980) is an English professional football manager and former player who manages Scottish Premiership club Rangers.
He spent the majority of his playing career as a central midfielder for Liverpool, with most of that time spent as club captain, as well as captaining the England national team. Widely regarded as one of the greatest midfielders of all time,
Gerrard was awarded the UEFA Club Footballer of the Year award in 2005, and the Ballon d'Or Bronze Award. In 2009, Zinedine Zidane and Pelé said that they considered Gerrard to be the best footballer in the world.
QPR chief Les Ferdinand last night insisted he won’t stand in Michael Beale ’s way if the former Ibrox coach is serious about a return to Rangers.
Steven Gerrard ’s one-time No.2 has been installed as the clear favourite to replace Gio van Bronckhorst, who was finally sacked yesterday after weeks of speculation over his Gers future.
Ex-Burnley boss Sean Dyche and Kevin Muscat - Ange Postecoglou’s successor at Japanese champions Yokohama - have been also tipped as serious contenders.
But Record Sport understands Beale is leading the race and IS interested in replacing the Dutchman. The Londoner was a senior figure in Gerrard’s backroom team as they led the club to its first title in a decade 18 months ago but left when the Liverpool legend was tempted back south by Aston Villa.Read more on dailyrecord.co.uk