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.
Michael Beale is now odds-on to become the new Rangers manager. After Gio van Bronckhorst paid the price for falling nine points behind Celtic in the Scottish Premiership and a disastrous Champions League campaign that means the Gers are the worst ever group stage side, attention has now turned to who will be the next man in the Ibrox hot seat.
Beale is no stranger to the dugout in Govan. He was an integral part of Steven Gerrard ’s coaching team as the Light Blues went unbeaten in 2020/21, winning a first league title in a decade.
He was even labelled the brains of the double act that delivered that most soughtafter championship. That they prevented Celtic from sealing an historic ten-in-a-row at the same time just made it all the sweeter to those in the blue half of Glasgow.
That success didn’t go unnoticed though, and Beale left along with Gerrard and assistant Gary McAllister when Aston Villa came calling just over a year ago.Read more on dailyrecord.co.uk