Former Liverpool teammate Robbie Fowler has praised Rangers manager Steven Gerrard for getting in the right backroom staff since he arrived at Ibrox in 2018.
The appointments of Gary McAllister and Michael Beale to Gerrard’s team does mean the Gers boss has people to bounce ideas off and Fowler says it is crucial he has coaches around him who won’t always agree with what he says:
“Stevie has a first-class backroom staff. I believe that all top managers want to be surrounded by people who will challenge them, and not just agree with everything they say. I admire managers who don’t want to be surrounded by yes-men.”
“The staff Stevie has will put forward their point of view. It’s healthy. It drives everyone forward and brings the best out of them on a daily basis. The team behind the team is monumental. The dynamics of that must be right, and it looks as though it’s spot on at Rangers.”
Gerrard certainly made a lot of right decisions with the people he has brought in to support him in his job with the Light Blues. After all, he had not been the manager of a senior team before arriving in Scotland and it was vital he had knowledgeable coaches around him he could rely upon.
Rangers fans are certainly seeing the benefits of that methodical approach now, with the Bears able to go eleven points clear of Celtic at the top of the table if they win against Aberdeen this afternoon.