Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has confirmed the decision to terminate Carlos Pena’s contract had absolutely nothing to do with him, was above his head, and he respects the outcome.
The flop Mexican was announced today as having finally severed ties with Rangers, and after Gerrard previously dismissed chat about the player and effectively admitted he wouldn’t play for Rangers under him, the Rangers boss has today announced he had no influence over the decision to get rid of the player.
“This decision’s been made above me, by the board, certain things happen at a club that are above a manager’s head and the decision’s been made by Dave King and the board and I respect it and we move on.”
In fairness Gerrard had basically nothing to do with Pena, or likely future departure Eduardo Herrera either. These are players from a failed previous regime and while Stevie has managed to get the best from Ryan Jack and Alfredo Morelos, trying to get more from players who clearly have and had no future at the club wasn’t happening.
But it wasn’t in his hands to do so anyway, and now the club have taken action.