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Rangers boss raids former club

Gerrard completes Ibrox backroom team

Steven Gerrard

New Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has raided former club Liverpool to complete his backroom team at Ibrox (pic: SNS Group)


New Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has returned to his former club Liverpool to complete his backroom team.

The Kop legend confirmed last month that his No. 2 would be former Scotland international and ex-Anfield midfielder Gary McAllister.

He has now added to his Ibrox staff with another three appointments from the Merseyside outfit.

Michael Beale joins as first team coach, technical coach will be Tom Culshaw while Jordan Milsom takes on the responsibility of head of performance. The goalkeeper coach role remains unchanged with Colin Stewart continuing in the position.

Gerrard officially took over at the start of the month, with the first-team squad due back for pre-season training a week tomorrow.

The new boss won’t have long to assess the talent at his disposal, with Rangers’ first competitive action of the season kicking off on Thursday, 12 July with the first leg of their Europa League first qualifying round.

The Light Blues will find out who they are playing when the draw is made on Wednesday, 20 June.

Meanwhile, Gerrard’s recruitment drive has been gathering pace.

His first signing, Scott Arfield, who arrived on a four-year deal from Burnley, has been joined by goalkeeper Allan McGregor, who has returned to his former club. Midfielder Ovie Ejaria is set to arrive on a season-long loan from Liverpool, while Brighton are ready to offload defender Connor Goldson to Ibrox for a fee in the region of £3m. Jamie Murphy has also recently made his loan deal permanent.

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