Steven Gerrard praised by ex-Rangers star for 'massive' changes made at Ibrox

Former Rangers star Clint Hill has praised Steven Gerrard’s impact on the club during his time as manager.

The ex-Liverpool icon has been at the helm at Ibrox for a little over a year now, and guided the ‘Gers to a second-place finish in the Scottish Premiership last season.

They have also started strongly this season, and currently sit top of the table after eight games.

If they are able to win the league this year, their first title in eight years, they will stop Celtic from winning nine in a row as a result.

And Hill was highly complimentary of Gerrard’s work at breathing new life into Ibrox, and praised the first-time manager for his work in improving the set up of the club.

“I think the changes at the club since I was there have been massive,” he said.

“Over the course of the 18 months since I left, the squad seems a lot stronger.

“Steven has now managed to get a lot of his own players into the squad and also managed to get his ideas across on how he wants to play.

“Just looking around the set-up of the place when I was back.

“The dressing rooms, the new canteen, everything is developing and it’s like standards are being set again. That is very important.”

Rangers have lost just once all season – to Celtic in the Old Firm Derby – and Hill believes their form has been partly due to improvements off the field as well as on it.

“It’s proper. If you are going to do things correctly, everything needs to be correct,” Hill continued.

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“That was one of his [Gerrard’s] sayings when he came into Rangers.

“He said if the club wanted to go to the very top, that goes through nutrition, the way the lads are looked after, right the way through all aspects.

“I believe that is the way it has gone since he has come into Rangers and that is brilliant.”


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