'I spoke to Kenny...' - King details Dalglish role in Rangers' Gerrard appointment
Former Rangers chairman Dave King has explained how Celtic icon Kenny Dalglish played a role in the Ibrox club appointing Steven Gerrard.
Gerrard took the reigns at Rangers in 2018 and three years later he looks to have re-established the club as the best team in Scotland with his side now champions-elect.
Speaking on the Rangers Connection Podcast, King detailed how Dalglish told the Gers chairman to be ‘bold’ in his managerial appointment which from a Celtic point of view, has backfired massively.
King said, “I spoke to Kenny Dalglish and he said we needed experience. He felt Rangers were still trying to dig themselves out of a hole.
“But he said if you want to be bold and you want to go with someone who doesn’t have experience then I would back Steven 100 per cent.”
We are sure that Sir Kenny wasn’t trying to burden Gerrard with an impossible job in a bid to keep Celtic as the dominant force in Scotland but even he must have to admit that he has inadvertently played a role in the Hoops’ downfall this season.
That’s not to say that Celtic’s poor season is all down to Rangers as our city neighbours have been appalling since day one.
Afterall, Gerrard can’t be blamed for two terrible European campaigns this season with the Hoops being dumped out of the Champions League and the Europa League.
We’re also pretty sure that Dalglish will be proud of his recommendation as he has managed to get his former player into a good job where he has been able to thrive and prove himself.
With his green-tinted glasses taken off, he will be proud of Gerrard.
However, it is incredibly amusing that come the end of the season when we are confirmed Champions, Celtic fans will know that if Dalglish hadn’t recommended Gerrard three years ago then ten in a row may have been in the bag.
In other Rangers news, Gerrard will be furious with the SFA’s latest move.