Gerrard starts managerial career with Rangers win – Punch Newspapers

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Steven Gerrard made a “satisfactory” start to life as a manager as his Rangers side claimed a hard-fought 2-0 victory over Macedonians Shkupi in Europa League qualifying at Ibrox on Thursday.

Jamie Murphy’s low first-half finish and James Tavernier’s injury-time penalty proved enough to give the 54-time Scottish champions a two-goal lead to take into next week’s second leg of the first-round qualifying tie.

“Satisfactory. We’ve still got work to do,” the former Liverpool great told BT Sport.

“We certainly deserved the second goal. The game could have been 3-0, 4-0, 5-0 if we had been a bit more clinical or got a little bit more luck in the final third.”

Ex-England captain Gerrard, whose only previous coaching experience came with Liverpool’s youth teams, gave debuts to his former Liverpool team-mate Jon Flanagan and former Burnley midfielder Scott…



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