Steven Gerrard makes statement on future as Rangers boss days after cup loss to Celtic


Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has vowed to stay at Ibrox for the foreseeable future to bring back “the good days”, and he says his team are ready to bounce back from their Scottish League Cup final defeat against Celtic.

Rangers boss Steven Gerrard gas given fans an update on his future as manager at Ibrox, and vowed to stay and help bring the club back to its former glory. The Gers will also aim to bounce back straight away after their disappointing defeat to Celtic in the Scottish League Cup final on Sunday, he said.

Gerrard thinks the club are heading in the right direction, and wants to stay at Ibrox to help the club continue in their progression.

He’s “hungry and determined” to win major honours with Rangers, and has urged his squad to bounce back from Sunday’s cup final defeat.

Rangers lost 1-0 to Celtic at Hampden Park in the League Cup final, as the Gers search for their first major trophy since 2011 goes on.

Christopher Jullien scored the only goal in a controversial match, which also saw Celtic’s Jeremie Frimpong sent off with 30 minutes left to play.

“I want to stay at Rangers and I am as hungry and determined to get the good days back here as I have ever been,” Gerrard said.

“I think we are going in the right direction.

“I believe in these players and the direction the club is going.”

Gerrard said that his team are ready to get back to work after the weekend’s defeat to Celtic.

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“At a club like Rangers you have to take the rough with the smooth, we are trying to create a real humble squad,” Gerrard said.

“After a disappointment, yes, you need to heal but the best part of this game is the chance to change the whole mood around the club. We are ready to go.

“We need to get back on it, having analysed the performances and what the players gave me I am very proud of them.

“Now we have to go and give ourselves the next chance to be successful.”

Gerrard is reportedly close to signing a new deal at Rangers, which would keep him in charge until 2024.

The former England international has enjoyed a successful start to his managerial career in the Scottish Premiership.

Rangers finished second in the league last season, as well as reaching the semi-final of the League Cup and quarter-final of the Scottish Cup.

The Gers are currently second in the league, and are just two points behind champions Celtic.

Gerrard was speaking ahead of Rangers Europa League tie against Young Boys.

The clash at Ibrox will be Rangers’ final group stage match in Europe this season.

Gerrard will need at least a draw to guarantee their place in the Round of 32 on Thursday.

But, a defeat could still Rangers progress, if Porto fail to beat Feyenoord.


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