Steven Gerrard got his competitive managerial career off to a winning start in last night’s Qualifying First Round tie against FC Shkupi at Ibrox.
Rangers took a two-goal advantage through to the away leg following a first-half effort from Jamie Murphy and then a late stoppage-time penalty from James Tavernier.
???? The gaffer still has the touch. pic.twitter.com/hGMbKYbRuR
— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) July 12, 2018
With reactions amongst the fanbase incredibly mixed when it came to the actual performance put in by the team at this early stage of the 2018/19 campaign, which players did themselves more justice compared to those who didn’t and whether positives could be taken from the fact the game should really have been killed off ahead of the away trip with a 3-0, 4-0 finish having been easily achievable based on the chances Rangers did create across the 90+ minutes – one moment in the tie gave rise to a completely different thread of comments and responses.
As the ball was going out for a throw in, despite being smartly attired in a suit with matching shoes, Gerrard more than proved he still had the Midas touch when it came to a football and it left plenty wondering if pulling on his boots and putting his player registration back in could help him to achieve his aims with us.
— Cairo Kearney (@Look_at_em123) July 12, 2018
Could still play in the SPL now
— Jack (@iiPixelzz) July 13, 2018
Aye he probably could, wouldn't be hard
— Cammy Denholm ✋☝ (@Cammy_Denholm) July 13, 2018
Looks a better player still than most of his new signings. ????
— Alba (@Alba91422503) July 12, 2018
It’s a shame the gaffer still has a better touch than Morelos…. #newstrikerneeded
— Calum Paterson (@calumpaterson89) July 12, 2018
Tell him to teach the frontmen then…
— Falkirkbear (@Falkirkbear6) July 12, 2018
The gaffer needs to come out of retirement
— Beth x (@Titch9x) July 13, 2018
Get your boots on Stevie ????????
— Craig H (@Cra1gy123) July 12, 2018
To be honest, he could still get a game in the SPL
— Paul.i.am (@IamPaulGibson) July 12, 2018
Get him on the park ????
— SuperChris (@SuperChris1982) July 12, 2018