24
Wednesday
October 2018
12:25 AM IST
News Headlines
Home   | Main News   | Kerala  | National   | International  | Business   | Sports   | Entertainment   | Columns   | Offbeat   | Health   | About Deepika 
Sports News
Steven Gerrard confirmed as new Rangers boss
 
(London, May 04, 2018):Rangers today confirmed former Liverpool and England midfielder Steven Gerrard as their new manager, announcing he would join the Scottish Premiership club this summer on a four-year deal.

Gerrard, who has previously only worked with Liverpool's Under-18s, faces a daunting task in trying to compete with Old Firm rivals Celtic, who have just sealed their seventh consecutive title.

"I am honoured to become the next manager of Rangers," the 37-year-old said in a statement on the club's website.

"I have enormous respect for this football club, and its history and tradition.

"I can't wait to start this new journey at Rangers as we look to build on the many successes that this club has achieved."

Chairman Dave King said: "From the very beginning, talks have been extremely positive and we believe that Steven is the right man to drive Rangers forward.

"He was extremely impressive throughout our negotiations and we are convinced that he has the necessary knowledge and temperament to lead the club to the success we all desire."

Gerrard was an inspirational captain and Champions League winner in a 17-year career at Anfield but as a managerial rookie he faces a huge challenge to unseat Celtic, who sealed the title on Sunday with a 5-0 thumping of Rangers.

He also faces the challenge of outfoxing his former manager at Liverpool in Celtic's Brendan Rodgers.

The arrival of the former England captain will restore some star power to a league that has found it increasingly hard to attract and hold onto top players against the booming television revenues of the Premier League.

Rangers are still recovering from the fallout of their liquidation in 2012 and subsequent demotion to the fourth tier of Scottish football.

In their second season back in the top flight, Rangers trail Celtic by 13 points, and are locked in a battle with Aberdeen and Hibernian just to finish second.

Rangers fans excited by the prospect of Gerrard's arrival have cited his stature as aiding the Ibrox club's ability to recruit a better quality player in what is expected to be a busy transfer window.

But the club still have to overcome a huge financial disparity with Celtic. Bolstered by revenue from the Champions League, Celtic's ?90 million ($122 million) turnover last year was three times that of their Old Firm rivals.

Caretaker manager Graeme Murty, who had been promoted from his role as the club's under-20 coach, was sacked this week after six months in charge.


Even if MS Dhoni is 80, and in a wheelchair, I would still play him in my team: AB de Villiers
Kimi Raikkonen wins US Grand Prix
Sunil Chhetri brace gives Bengaluru FC easy win over FC Pune City
Kohli, Rohit help India crush WI
Shuttler Saina loses in Denmark Open final
Virat Kohli And Team India Gear Up For 1st ODI vs Windies With A Game Of Keepy-Uppy
Shuttler Srikanth out; Saina in final of Denmark Open
Ten-wicket Abbas destroys Australia for Pakistan's series win
ISL: Super-sub Maimouni Hands ATK First Win
Chris Morris returns for Australia tour
PCB chief urges Australia to return to Pakistan
Records 'King Kohli' Can Break in Upcoming ODI Series vs Windies
Sanath Jayasuriya charged for breaching ICC anti-corruption code
Prithvi Shaw, Rishabh Pant Move Up In ICC Test Rankings
India vs China: India keep Red Dragons at bay
After more than 2 decades: An India-China clash on football field
Federer fires to join Djokovic in Shanghai semis
Test Debutant Shardul Thakur hobbles out after sustaining groin strain
Will take a call on retirement after Asian Para Games: Jhajharia
Sindhu too comes out in support of #metoo movement
KERALA NEWS
Vijayan urges UAE Keralites to back salary challenge
 (Abu Dhabi, Oct 18, 2018): Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has urged Keralite business  
Sabarimala row: Protests against SC verdict continue
Balabhaskar's wife Lakshmi shifted to ICU
Idukki dam's one shutter opened
INTERNATIONAL NEWS
Stephen Hawking's wheelchair, medals up for auction
 (LONDON, oct 22, 2018):British physicist Stephen Hawking's motorised wheelchair, medals and a
Norwegian who thwarted Nazi nuclear plan dies
22 Miners Trapped In China's Coal Mine Accident
Maldives judiciary upholds poll result
NATIONAL NEWS
CBI official arrested in bribery case produced in court
 New Delhi: CBI on Tuesday produced before a Delhi court its DSP Devender Kumar, arrested in connecti
Student gang raped in Muzaffarpur
Rafale deal will 'sink' Modi government: Ashok Gehlot
Sabarimala verdict: SC to decide hearing review petitions tomorrow
Untitled Page
Rashtra Deepika LTD
Copyright @ 2018 , Rashtra Deepika Ltd.