Rangers boss Steven Gerrard hopes that he will never ever have a brush with COVID-19 as he returns to his technical area after his self-isolation. The Liverpool legend was forced into self-isolation after there was an outbreak at the club with Gary McAllister taking charge. Gerrard was away when Rangers drew 0-0 in the Europa League against Alashkert before narrowly edging out Celtic 1-0 in the Old Firm Derby.
“It’s not ideal and I don’t want to experience it again,” Rangers boss Steven Gerrard said. “I never came here to sit in a bedroom and manage remotely. It was certainly a different experience for sure. I am here to manage from the sideline, I feel I can be a bigger help from the side and I like to be hands-on. I’m here every session. I could obviously still contribute in terms of preparation, picking the team and making the decisions but to do that remotely was frustrating.”
“What made me the most proud was how we all stuck together during these challenging times.” he added. “That should give this group of players a lot of belief and confidence. When we are having to face a bit of adversity or have to adapt, we are capable of doing it. We were really tested to the maximum but Gary (McAllister) and Michael (Beale) stepped forward tremendously well and the players followed them. It showed the strength of us as a club and we coped extremely well.”