‘I have done some real thinking and I’m ready to go again’: Steven Gerrard insists he’s ‘all in’ as Rangers manager after hinting he could quit in wake of Scottish Cup defeat by Hearts
Rangers boss Steven Gerrard insists he is ‘all in’ at Rangers after hinting he could walk out of his job at Ibrox after losing in the Scottish Cup at Hearts last weekend.
The Gers are trailing rivals Celtic in the Scottish Premiership and the latest setback in the quarter-final stage delivered Gerrard’s ‘lowest’ moment since he took the reins in 2018.
Gerrard’s frustrations stemmed from his side’s woeful performance at Tynecastle, just three days after they produced a brilliant display to get past Braga in the Europa League last-32.
Rangers boss Steven Gerrard insists he is ‘all in’ at Rangers after hinting he could quit his post
But speaking ahead of Wednesday night’s match against Hamilton at Ibrox, Gerrard insists his future lies in Glasgow.
He said: ‘I’m good. Ready for the next challenge. The game at the weekend was bitterly disappointing, I have done some real thinking with the people around me and I’m ready to go again.
‘I self-reflect, what I can and need to do better. I think if you want to survive at this level you have to bounce back. Saturday was a low and I won’t deny that. I will always be honest.
‘I am all in, I signed up to something here and I knew there would be real setbacks and this is when the club needs me most to stay on, fight and push forward on the progress we have made in a lot of areas whilst learning to ensure the mistakes don’t happen again.
Gerrard’s frustrations stemmed from his side’s woeful performance at Tynecastle last week
Alfredo Morelos will be back for the midweek game after he left the Colombian out at Hearts
‘I thought about where we are and what needs to be done. The short-term is to get the players ready for tomorrow and to get to the International break in the best stage. Then in the summer we will sit down with the right people and discuss how we move forward together.
‘I’m sure the players like myself have done more thinking than sleeping since the weekend, it will be interesting to see the reaction from the players. We need to know who is on board and who is prepared to fight harder than ever. We all let the support down at the weekend.’
Gerrard also confirmed that star striker Alfredo Morelos will be back in contention for the midweek game after he left the Colombian out of the defeat at Hearts after he returned late from a sanctioned trip to his homeland.
He added: ‘Alfredo Morelos is available for selection, he has been disciplined internally and accepted this and we move forward.
‘It is important we are not stubborn here and we move on after these situations are dealt with strongly which it has been.’