Rangers boss Steven Gerrard hasn’t had the best of relationships with referees since he began his managerial career in Scotland. The 38-year-old has not been shy to express his opinions at times and even said that the world was against Rangers, and that decisions had been going against the club for years.
A few people have been critical of the former Liverpool star for his choice of words when talking about the officials. So, it was to be expected that some journalists would try and bait Gerrard into commenting on referees again, when the 38-year-old sat down for his pre-match press conference ahead of Rangers’ game against Dundee.
This was exactly what happened as one journalist asked the Rangers manager about an incident during the Old Firm derby when Rangers goalkeeper Allan Mcgregor kicked Celtic defender Kristoffer Ajer. The Rangers man was neither sent off for his actions, nor was he retrospectively punished. When Gerrard was asked about this, he said he didn’t want to talk about the incident which happened two weeks ago and would instead like to focus on the game against Dundee.
However, the journalist in question simply wouldn’t give up as he kept asking Gerrard the same question over and over again even as the Rangers boss kept declining to answer. Gerrard kept his composure throughout the exchange and finally let the journalist know in no uncertain terms that his efforts were pointless as he was only there to talk about the game against Dundee.
Here is a footage of the interesting exchange:
A few managers can learn a thing or two by the way Gerrard kept his composure and refused to be baited into a response. Gerrard’s decision proved to be a wise one as Rangers trounced Dundee 4-0 and climbed to the fourth spot in the table.
On the evidence of this exchange, the young manager certainly seems to be learning the tricks of the trade pretty quickly.