Steven George Gerrard MBE (born 30 May 1980) is an English professional football manager and former player who manages Scottish Premiership club Rangers.
He spent the majority of his playing career as a central midfielder for Liverpool, with most of that time spent as club captain, as well as captaining the England national team. Widely regarded as one of the greatest midfielders of all time,
Gerrard was awarded the UEFA Club Footballer of the Year award in 2005, and the Ballon d'Or Bronze Award. In 2009, Zinedine Zidane and Pelé said that they considered Gerrard to be the best footballer in the world.
Argentina World Cup keeper Emiliano Martinez says Michael Beale was the manager in all but name at Aston Villa as he admitted having never seen an assistant take on such responsibility during his career.
The 30-year-old talked up Beale’s role at Villa Park during his spell with Steven Gerrard after following the Liverpool and England icon to the Midlands from Rangers before going out on his at Queens Park Rangers.
Beale is now on the brink of landing the Ibrox managerial role just a year after leaving the Light Blues and Martinez’s interview which outlined Beale’s contribution might allay fears of fans who have fears over his inexperience as a boss on his own.Read more on dailyrecord.co.uk