Former England Captain Takes Rangers Gamble

Steven Gerrard has taken his first step into management by becoming the new boss of Rangers.

Capped 114 times by England and skipper of his country at three major tournaments, the 37-year-old moves on from a spell working with the youngsters at former club Liverpool to taking on the task of getting Rangers up to par with a Celtic side managed by his former Anfield boss Brendan Rodgers.

His decision to take what many in Scotland see as a gamble given that Rangers have lurched from crisis to crisis in recent years may also be the catalyst for other big-name England players of Gerrard's era to move into management.

Both John Terry and Frank Lampard are taking their coaching badges at present and both have hinted at following their former international colleague's path.

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