Rangers fans are split over the appointment of former Liverpool and England midfielder Steven Gerrard, according to former Rangers manager Ally McCoist. McCoist - who played 581 games scoring 355 goals in all competitions during his playing days with the Ibrox side - claimed that lots of Rangers fans wanted Cardiff City manager Neil Warnock as Graeme Murty's successor not the Liverpool Under-18 youth coach.

Speaking to Talksport this morning, he said: “It’s a big gamble, for Steven and also for Rangers. I think the verdict in Glasgow is quite split to be honest with you.

"A lot of people wanted our old pal at Cardiff to get the job. I’m telling you right now, there were a lot of Rangers supporters who wanted Neil Warnock to get the job.

“But, whoever gets the job, they must be allowed to bring in better quality players. That’s the main thing. We can discuss Gerrard’s appointment, and some people are for it, some people are against it, a lot of people have question marks about it.

“But the fact of the matter is, no matter who is in, they must be allowed to bring in better quality players.”

Gerrard is expected to be unveiled as the new manager at a press conference scheduled for 3pm today.