Tuesday, May 1, 2018
Gordon Strachan has warned Steven Gerrard the pressure of managing Rangers would be like nothing he's ever experienced.
The former Liverpool captain is reportedly on the verge of taking charge of the Scottish giants after they dispensed with Graeme Murty's services.
Strachan spent four years as manager of Rangers' bitter rivals Celtic and he has told talkSPORT that Gerrard has no idea what he is getting himself into.
"There are no FA management courses – anything – that can get you ready you for this," he said, speaking on Kick Off.
"He has to think about where he wants to go and how long he wants to be in football [management].
"You can look back at John Barnes going to Celtic. John knew the game, worked with the best managers, a clever man, an educated man. You go there and think 'I can deal with this'. No, you can't.
"I was 48, 49 when I joined [Celtic]. I had worked at Premier League clubs, with Sir Alex Ferguson and all these kind of people, had done my time, was ready to go again, got the opportunity and thought I could deal with it.
"Three weeks in, I thought 'oh dear'.
"I've never felt so alone in my life. It was literally me and my wife taking on the world. It was so stressful. I've never felt like that [at any other club]..
"Me and my wife used to sit in the city, hold hands and hope it would get better. The whole of Glasgow, you belong to them."