Tribal Football - Football News, Soccer News, Transfers & Rumours Latest Articles for Rangers https://www.tribalfootball.com/clubs/rangers Sat, 21 Sep 2019 21:32:34 +1000 http://www.tribalfootball.com/images/tribal-logo-rss.png Tribal Football http://www.tribalfootball.com <![CDATA[Liverpool hero Kuyt: Why Gerrard the best I played with]]> <p>Former Liverpool player Dirk Kuyt says Steven Gerrard was the best footballer he'd played with.</p><p>Now a youth coach at Feyenoord, Kuyt will be reunited with Rangers boss Gerrard when the two sides face in the Europa League at Ibrox on Thursday.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/liverpool-hero-kuyt-why-gerrard-the-best-i-played-with-4297346?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BRangers'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Former Liverpool player Dirk Kuyt says Steven Gerrard was the best footballer he'd played with.

Now a youth coach at Feyenoord, Kuyt will be reunited with Rangers boss Gerrard when the two sides face in the Europa League at Ibrox on Thursday.

Speaking in a column on Voetbalnieuws, the Dutchman said: "He was the first player I met at the club and was the first to put me at ease."Not a man of many words but he shook my hand and said, 'I hope I will win a lot of prizes with you here'.

"In the period that followed, I saw how he took the lead as a leader and what it meant to be a real professional.

"So he gave everything that day, not just on Saturday afternoons or Champions League evenings, but from Monday to Friday he led the fight."

And Kuyt added that Gerrard was an "abnormal" talent.

"I have been able to play with many big players at Liverpool, with Torres, Suarez, Alonso and Mascherano. In the Dutch national team with Van Persie, Robben and Sneijder.

"But in many ways, Gerrard has remained the most special player for me.

"He had everything. He could pass over 40 metres, tackle, score, 50 metres back, it was sometimes not normal."

Kuyt also spoke of a story about Gerrard that every young footballer should know.

"Every player at our club should look at his winning mentality," he added.

"I remember when I was at Liverpool, towards the end Steven's career, there was a match when he didn't even make the 16-man squad.

"In the Netherlands, when that happens, it's always someone else's fault. Their first reaction is to blame someone.

"Do you know what Steven did? He said nothing, he went home and trained harder than I've ever seen someone train the next day. That's what he is all about."

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<![CDATA[Rangers boss Gerrard: I don't bother with Heskey interviews]]> <p>Rangers boss Steven Gerrard is unhappy with former Liverpool teammate Emile Heskey after comments on his managerial credentials.</p><p>Heskey suggested this week that it was easier for Gerrard and fellow managers to land a top job because of his skin colour.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/rangers-boss-gerrard-i-don-t-bother-with-heskey-interviews-4297328?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BRangers'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Rangers boss Steven Gerrard is unhappy with former Liverpool teammate Emile Heskey after comments on his managerial credentials.

Heskey suggested this week that it was easier for Gerrard and fellow managers to land a top job because of his skin colour.

Ahead of his side's Europa League clash with Feyenoord, Gerrard delivered a withering response to his former teammate.

I don't have anything to say on that. I don't really look out for any interviews that Emile Heskey does," the Rangers boss said.

Gerrard and Heskey played together for club and country and were part of the Liverpool side that won the treble in 2001.

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<![CDATA[Rangers hero Fernando Ricksen passes away]]> <p>Former Rangers player Fernando Ricksen has died at age 43 after a six-year battle with motor neurone disease, the Ibrox club have confirmed.</p><p>The Dutch international had been battling the condition since 2013.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/rangers-hero-fernando-ricksen-passes-away-4297243?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BRangers'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Former Rangers player Fernando Ricksen has died at age 43 after a six-year battle with motor neurone disease, the Ibrox club have confirmed.

The Dutch international had been battling the condition since 2013.

Ricksen was a fans' favourite during his six-year spell at Rangers after being signed by Dick Advocaat in 2000.

He helped the club win the domestic cup double in 2002, the treble in 2003 and was captain for a trophy double in 2005.

Rangers said they were "deeply saddened" to be announcing the news of Ricksen's passing.

"The thoughts of everyone at Rangers is today with his wife Veronika, his daughter Isabella and all his family and friends," the club added.

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<![CDATA[STUNNER! Kent reveals 'Gerrard stopped me joining Club Brugge at airport']]> <p>Ryan Kent has revealed he was stopped at the airport by Rangers boss Steven Gerrard.</p><p>Kent was on his way to sign for Club Brugge from Liverpool, but ended up flying to Glasgow to complete a move to the Gers.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/stunner-kent-reveals-gerrard-stopped-me-joining-club-brugge-at-airport-4296598?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BRangers'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Ryan Kent has revealed he was stopped at the airport by Rangers boss Steven Gerrard.

Kent was on his way to sign for Club Brugge from Liverpool, but ended up flying to Glasgow to complete a move to the Gers.

He said: I was already checked in and sitting in the departure lounge at Manchester airport. That's when I get a call from my agent and the gaffer [Gerrard] saying 'don't go on the flight.'

I was getting ready to fly out and sign for Club Brugge.

They are in the Champions League and that was one of the main reasons I was heading there.

But my heart was set on coming back here [to Rangers].

I think I can achieve everything I want here and take myself to where I want to go."

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<![CDATA[Rangers winger Kent: Liverpool lied to me]]> <p>Ryan Kent says he was lied to by Liverpool over his future.</p><p>The winger sealed a late move to Rangers on deadline day worth 7.5m.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/rangers-winger-kent-liverpool-lied-to-me-4296533?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BRangers'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Ryan Kent says he was lied to by Liverpool over his future.

The winger sealed a late move to Rangers on deadline day worth 7.5m.

"It was very tough," he said. "I had to stay mentally strong, when you are told you can do one thing and then you are lied to and it doesn't happen, that is quite hard to take.

"I just had to keep myself fit and train on my own and make sure I keep my fitness levels up and I was waiting for a moment like this to arrive.

"There's no bitter taste, the thing that I wanted from the start happened at the end so I am just happy with that.

"I would have liked to have been here from the start, it is quite difficult watching it on the TV wishing I was part of some of the games but I am delighted to be back and I can't wait to get going.

"There were probably some slight concerns along the way when I thought this might not happen and I might have to plan for something else, but I always had a feeling that it might go to the last day of the window and that's what happened."

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<![CDATA[Newcastle burned off Rangers competition to sign Ludwig Francillette]]> <p>Newcastle United burned off competition from Rangers to sign Ludwig Francillette, it has been revealed.</p><p>L'Equipe says Francillette, who signed for the NUFC Under-23 squad earlier this month, was wanted by Steven Gerrard at Rangers.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/newcastle-burned-off-rangers-competition-to-sign-ludwig-francillette-4295728?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BRangers'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Newcastle United burned off competition from Rangers to sign Ludwig Francillette, it has been revealed.

L'Equipe says Francillette, who signed for the NUFC Under-23 squad earlier this month, was wanted by Steven Gerrard at Rangers.

United were told by scout Guy Ipoua to act quickly and were warned that Rangers were on the case.

Francillette has yet to feature for the U23s after injury ruled him out of the last two games.

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<![CDATA[Leeds outbid by Rangers for Liverpool winger Ryan Kent]]> <p>Leeds United made a late bid to beat Rangers to the signing of Liverpool winger Ryan Kent.</p><p>The <a href="https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/sport/football/transfer-news/ryan-kent-liverpool-transfer-news-16854500">Liverpool Echo</a> says Kent was close to joining Leeds, but their 4.5million bid for the player was rebuffed by the Reds close to the closure of the window last month.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/leeds-outbid-by-rangers-for-liverpool-winger-ryan-kent-4295524?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BRangers'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Leeds United made a late bid to beat Rangers to the signing of Liverpool winger Ryan Kent.

The Liverpool Echo says Kent was close to joining Leeds, but their 4.5million bid for the player was rebuffed by the Reds close to the closure of the window last month.

Liverpool instead agreed to a 7.5million fee that has seen Kent swap Merseyside for Glasgow.

Leeds will have hoped that a possible transfer would have boosted their chances of promotion from the Championship.

But this was not to be, with Leeds settling on boosting their attacking ranks with Eddie Nketiah, Helder Costa, Jack Clarke - returning on loan from Tottenham - and Jack Harrison all on loan.

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<![CDATA[Rangers chief Allen lauds Liverpool for Kent deal]]> <p>Rangers transfers chief Mark Allen has praised Liverpool for helping Ryan Kent's move to Ibrox.</p><p>Allen says the relationship between the two clubs was pivotal in Kent moving to Glasgow before Monday's deadline.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/rangers-chief-allen-lauds-liverpool-for-kent-deal-4295463?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BRangers'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Rangers transfers chief Mark Allen has praised Liverpool for helping Ryan Kent's move to Ibrox.

Allen says the relationship between the two clubs was pivotal in Kent moving to Glasgow before Monday's deadline.

Speaking to talkSPORT host Jim White, Allen said: "We made our intention very clear at the start of the window; Ryan was a key target and we got there in the end.

"Liverpool Football Club have been fantastic first and foremost in what they've done and helped us trying to get this over the line.

"A lot of credit needs to go to Liverpool for that.

"Ryan enjoyed his time at Rangers and he was obviously keen to come back, but the respect enjoyed between the two clubs helped us get him.

"It says a lot for the support and vision of the board in terms of where it wants to get Rangers to, and we're in a sustainable place now where Rangers can move forward."

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<![CDATA[Rangers signing Ryan Kent: Why I wanted to return]]> <p>Ryan Kent says the Rangers coaching staff was a major reason for wanting to return to the club.</p><p>The English winger, 22, joined the Gers permanently from Liverpool on Monday after spending the 2018/19 season on loan at Ibrox.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/rangers-signing-ryan-kent-why-i-wanted-to-return-4295343?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BRangers'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Ryan Kent says the Rangers coaching staff was a major reason for wanting to return to the club.

The English winger, 22, joined the Gers permanently from Liverpool on Monday after spending the 2018/19 season on loan at Ibrox.

And Kent says the presence of former Reds coaches Steven Gerard and Michael Beale motivated him towards a return to Glasgow.

He told the club's website: "After last season I have evolved even more as a player and I think now if I could add that final end product to my game then it is going to be a good season for me and for the team.

"With Steven Gerrard as manager there is a lot of ambition that comes from him, he wants to win things. Michael Beale had me as a kid at Liverpool, he got the best out of me then and that is when I really started to believe in my talent as a young boy. I flourished playing under Mick Beale.

"I think this coaching staff are obviously going in the right direction, I think the team have been excellent. Watching them has been tough but I have seen how well they have done so far this season and now I want to be back a part of it."

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<![CDATA[Ryan Kent excited to swap Liverpool for Rangers in permanent deal]]> <p>Rangers have unveiled the signing of Ryan Kent from Liverpool.</p><p>The Gers have paid an initial fee of 6.5m, with a further 1m due in performance-related add-ons. Liverpool have also included a 20 per cent sell-on clause to the deal.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/ryan-kent-excited-to-swap-liverpool-for-rangers-in-permanent-deal-4295342?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BRangers'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Rangers have unveiled the signing of Ryan Kent from Liverpool.

The Gers have paid an initial fee of 6.5m, with a further 1m due in performance-related add-ons. Liverpool have also included a 20 per cent sell-on clause to the deal.

Speaking exclusively to RangersTV, Kent said: "I am delighted to be back here, it has been a quite a long summer, a lot of things could have potentially happened but I am delighted to be here.

"I never lost hope, there were probably moments when I thought it might not happen but I guess good things come to those who wait.

"I won't lie it has been incredibly tough over the summer but I am a mentally strong person as it is anyway.

"I knew if I kept myself correct something good would happen soon and I have been ticking over, keeping myself to myself and this has happened now and I'm over the moon."

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