Steven Gerrard is not playing hardball with Derby, but is outspokenly happy at Rangers – and he made sure the world knows it.
If we praise Steven Gerrard on one talent, it is his ability to speak his mind without letting his words cause any confusion.
After speculation that the now-Rangers manager could replace Frank Lampard at Derby for the season to come, Gerrard did not play coy, but not in favor of the rumors, either.
In fact, Gerrard made sure his thoughts on the possible transfer be heard loud and clear. Gerrard addressed the potential move to Derby, saying:
“Yes I’m aware of it but there’s nothing to say on it.”
“I’m very happy. It’s a privilege to be the Rangers manager and my focus is on the coming season.”
“It’s very similar to when there is noise around players. I ask them to stay focused on the job and that’s what I’ll continue to do,” he analyzed.
“There’s nothing really to add to it,” he said, as per FFT.
“I was very lucky and appreciative of the opportunity I got 12 months ago. I came in very focused in season one. Nothing has changed in my mind.”
“I’m delighted to be the Rangers manager, I’m managing one of the biggest football clubs you can manage so nothing has changed in terms of my focus,” Gerrard added.
As for his plans with the Rangers, Gerrard recently welcomed George Edmundson to the team. The Rangers already signed five other players as well, showing the football club scene they mean business.
Another valuable player Gerrard can look forward to work with is Joe Aribo, who recently moved from Charlton. Still, Gerrard is aware the club has a long road to pave ahead and commented on his future plans as well as Liverpool.
“I don’t think it’s any secret we’re trying to get Joe Aribo over the line,” said Gerrard. “He’s currently having a medical so that one could be imminent.
“We believe there were Premier League and European clubs chasing Joe, which is no surprise.”