Liverpool’s favourite son was officially unveiled by the fallen Scottish giants today in a bid to halt Celtic’s recent dominance.
It’s Gerrard’s first job as a senior team manager after taking charge of Liverpool’s kids this season.
And with a conveyor belt of gaffers coming before him, it seems Gerrard may have to work miracles to turn things around.
Some pundits reckon he would have been better served working his way up the levels at Anfield before eventually getting his hands on the main Liverpool gig.
But Gerrard is adamant he made the right decision and believes the opportunity to move to Glasgow was too big to turn down.
He told BT Sport: “In life I’m not scared of risk, I think sometimes you’ve got to embrace a little bit of risk and embrace a big challenge, and that’s what I’m trying to do here.
“It doesn’t faze me, it doesn’t intimidate me, I’m excited and I can’t wait for it.
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“People will have their opinions from outside, players, ex-players, journalists, they’ll all have their own opinion. I’m fine with that, I’ve had many opinions on the game myself over the years.
“That’s what football’s about, I respect other people’s opinions but the important thing is what I feel and what I think, and I have every confidence that this can be a success.
“[Catching Celtic?] The big goal for me is create a winning team, a team that’s competitive, and a team that goes out and makes these supporters proud.
“When I get that, and I’m happy that I’ve got that, we’ll welcome any challenge, whether that be from Celtic, whether that be from Aberdeen, Hibernian, Kilmarnock, anyone domestically.
“When we get our house in order and when we get it right we’ll embrace any challenge that people want to throw at us. And that goes for the same around Europe as well.
“We’re Rangers Football Club, there’s going to be challenges, there’s going to be tough, tough competitors out there that want to take us down, that’s life.”
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