Being Scottish he knows what the club is all about, he's got that experience where maybe I'm a bit short where we stand right now.
The Baggies are unbeaten in their last four matches, which gives the club genuine hope heading into their last two fixtures, however, only one game has resulted in three points. "There were a lot of things to think about but from that phone call I got a special feeling and I knew Rangers was for me".
"He is an exciting appointment for the Club and I believe that the Rangers support will back him as only they can".
"But I'm delighted for him because he's had an incredible playing career, wanted to manage, wanted to coach and now he gets the opportunity".
"When I initially heard the rumours about Steven Gerrard and Rangers I didn't think for a minute anything would come of it".
After all, no team not named Celtic is going to win the Scottish League anytime soon, and the sheer greatness of the Rangers legacy in Scottish football means Gerrard will be under enormous pressure straight away.
I said in some interviews that because he has had so many different managers, with so many different styles, I'm sure he has learned from everyone and hopefully he can do well.
"I've spoken to close friends and family, people in the game that I'm tight with".
"But it doesn't make me focus any more or any less".
Chairman King said Gerrard "ticked every box" other than experience. The same goes with BT and I have to respect a couple of commitments I have with them.
"I saw him and spoke to him after he started working with the youth teams at Liverpool and I could hear and feel that spark in his voice".
'He's a long-time friend of mine.
Reviving Rangers is tough enough on its own, but pitting his wits against a man under whom he played at Liverpool?
"I can't do anything about having no experience, where I sit right now". I come across them in China, Thailand and Indonesia and they will all be keenly watching how Steven Gerrard is doing in his first managerial role.