Arsenal legend gushes over Rangers’ board

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Thierry Henry is the latest big name to herald Rangers and Steven Gerrard but specifically the Rangers board for giving Gerrard the time to build a squad rather than dumping him after two slightly questionable seasons.

Rangers’ manager of course has produced miracles this campaign, St Mirren loss notwithstanding, but Henry knows a manager and a player when he sees one and the former Belgium assistant coach and current Montreal Impact manager praised Gerrard and his impact at Ibrox.

He especially pointed to Steven Davis, a pivotal signing that he thinks turned the tide – but crucially highlighted the time Gerrard has had, which is much longer than most Rangers managers do get in the face of any adversity.

It’s reaped dividends, and of course Gerrard is now the longest-serving manager in the SPL indeed.

We have to agree with Henry – Rangers’ board did a ‘Sir Alex’ with Gerrard, gave him that extra time like Ferguson got in the 80s at Man Utd, and he turned them into a powerhouse – just like Gerrard is doing at Rangers.

Normally we all want success overnight, but in this case, it hasn’t worked like that – and three years later, we’re very glad the board stuck with Stevie.

As Henry puts it:

“What I like is they gave him time to build a team. He was able to grab the players that he wanted to make sure they were going to play. I love the fact that they gave him time to be able to catch Celtic. It wasn’t going to happen in one season or two seasons. Now it has happened.”

Yes it has, indeed.

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  1. I don’t really see where Henry is coming from. Gerrard’s trajectory since he came in has been upwards all the way and I don’t remember a time when I ever felt that the Rangers Board were doubting the appointment or considered whether he “needed more time”.

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