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Van Bronkhorst, Thomson, Beale – Gerrard goes, who next, as Gers fans make their call

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With Steven Gerrard into his fourth year as Rangers manager, and now, the longest serving in the Scottish Premiership, there comes a point when we will have to start succession planning, although hopefully that won’t be any time soon.

On paper, the chance to retain the title, win a domestic cup – or two – and play in the Champions League with a squad he has built from scratch, should be enough to keep him at Ibrox, however, he won’t be around forever, coincidentally, his contract expiring on the same day as Jurgen Klopp’s at Liverpool.

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Rangers went toe-to-toe with Inter Milan to sign Ronaldo when he left Barcelona.

It seems like the natural destination for a club legend and as long as he is being linked with above to Anfield I’ll be happy because it should mean that he is still doing a good job for us and winning trophies.

The question of “who next” is an intruiging one though and one that a Rangers fan asked on Twitter, prompting a fascinating thread:

Some interesting names, personally, I think that the model we have in place just now is one that should be replicated. The manager should be a well respected figure head who is supported by specialists in their roles, an elite tactical coach, set-piece coach, fitness coach etc, with an assistant manager that offers an experienced ear to the players.

Giovanni van Bronkhorst would be an interesting choice but as we’ve seen with Ross Wilson’s work at Southampton, Gerrard’s replacement must fit the ethos and philosophy of the club because the players have been bought for that purpose, ripping up a squad and rebuilding it with every manager is unsustainable and expensive, as we’ve already found to our cost.

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