GERRARD’S BLUEPRINT: THE TACTICAL PHILOSOPHY BEHIND RANGERS 55th TITLE TRIUMPH by Adam Thornton
An in-depth analysis of Rangers’ tactical evolution over three seasons under Steven Gerrard, culminating in a league title win which saw them crowned kings of Scotland for a 55th time.
In May 2018, Rangers appointed Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard as the 16th permanent manager in the club’s near 150-year history.
A legend as a player but untested as a manager, many wondered how Gerrard would fare at a club like Rangers, especially in light of the club’s struggles in the previous six seasons. Fast forward to 7 March 2021 and Gerrard’s Rangers clinched their 55th title in record time with the club also completing an unbeaten league season conceding just 13 goals – a new British record.
This book delves into the tactical approach of Rangers under Steven Gerrard and his coaching team and looks to explain the key principles of their footballing philosophy. Adam Thornton picks out key games and players which helped chart the tactical evolution of the side and shape the team into league champions.
(Publisher: Pitch Publishing Ltd. August 2022. Paperback: 272 pages)