Monday 10 December 2018

Former Celtic boss Martin O'Neill has a stark warning for Steven Gerrard ahead of Rangers move

Martin O'Neill (inset) has warned Steven Gerrard that he would be inheriting a 'dreadful' Rangers outfit
Martin O'Neill (inset) has warned Steven Gerrard that he would be inheriting a 'dreadful' Rangers outfit

Aidan Fitzmaurice

Former Celtic boss Martin O’Neill believes that Steven Gerrard will take over the worst Rangers team in the club’s history if he takes up the manager’s job at Ibrox.

Rangers, beaten 5-0 by Celtic on Sunday, are in disarray but Gerrard, who has no first team managerial experience, is likely to be offered the job.

“He hasn’t got a clue what he’s letting himself in for,” joked O’Neill.  "He has been born and bred in Liverpool, so he must have an idea.

"I hope he does (get the job), it would be nice to see him. I think he would be terrific for Rangers just at this stage because unquestionably it’s the worst side that has ever, ever played for Rangers at this minute.

“They are so, so bad. They are worse than bad, they are dreadful!  I think the only way is up for him, if that’s the case."

Ireland's next game is actually a Celtic Park return for O'Neill and a May 20 visit to coincide with Scott Brown's testimonial. Brendan Rodgers' Celtic will attempt to complete another treble 24 hours earlier.

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