The Tactical Philosophy Behind Rangers 55th Title Triumph
Gerrard’s Blueprint: The Tactical Philosophy Behind Rangers 55th Title Triumph provides an in-depth analysis of Rangers tactical evolution over three years under 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 sixteenth permanent manager in the clubs 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 clubs struggles in the previous six seasons.
Fast forward to 7th March 2021 and Gerrard’s Rangers clinched club’s 55th title in record time, with the club then 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 team and shape the team into title winners.