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Ex-Rangers boss Warburton insists Gerrard needs time at Ibrox

Former Rangers boss Mark Warburton insists Steven Gerrard needs to be given time at Ibrox.

The Liverpool legend has been tasked with ending Celtic's dominance in Scotland, having won the last nine successive league titles.

"Rangers are getting a lot closer to Celtic but you still need to support Steven," Warburton told the Daily Mail.

"You need to make sure he can not just close the gap, but get there and go beyond.

"I think he has done a great job and I very much hope they keep on backing him. That's what he needs because I'm sure the other side of Glasgow will be keen to push for the tenth. You really hope that Rangers do what they have to do to support Steven and stop it.

"Of course, there will be big pressure, but then Steven had almost 20 years as a world-class player dealing with pressure. He will understand the pressure, even with the different perspective of a manager. He knows what it takes to win big games of football.

"As I said, I think it is all about backing Steven. Give him the time, the support and the confidence any manager needs — no matter who you are.

"The likes of (Ianis) Hagi, you need that level of player to come to Ibrox. It's a great theatre."

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