Steven Gerrard is the man charged with bringing Rangers back on level terms with cross-city rivals Celtic.
Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard is charged with getting the Ibrox outfit back to where they were before their financial crisis, which ended in them being relegated to Scotland’s fourth tier.
Rangers kicked off their SPL campaign with a 1-1 draw away to Aberdeen. Last season, Aberdeen beat Rangers into finishing second in the Scottish Premiership. Gerrard may have a job on his hands even to secure Rangers as the second best team in Scotland.
It is likely Gerrard will want to mould the team, and may prefer his own players to players at the club before he arrived. Therefore, Josh Windass will surely not regret his decision to leave Rangers for a return to English football.
Josh Windass has joined Wigan Athletic on a three-year deal, which will give him his first taste of second tier football.
The winger scored 13 goals in the SPL last season, and is valued at £585,000 by Transfermarkt. Before Rangers, he made his name by playing a starring role at Accrington Stanley, nearly winning promotion from League Two with the Lancashire side. Now 24-years-old, Windass has improved, and looks like he could improve even more. However, under Steven Gerrard, who has come to Ibrox with his own tactics and players in mind, whether he would have improved in Glasgow is doubtful.
Windass is a technically gifted winger, who can ghost past players with his skill and pace. Whilst sometimes his lack of end product could be frustrating, he was a real creative force in the Rangers side. At Wigan, playing in an incredibly strong English second tier, he could add a lethal finish to take his game to the next level.
No one is quite sure just how Gerrard’s project will work out, so moving into the Championship is very clever indeed.
At Wigan Athletic, who play an attacking style of football, it might be the perfect place for Josh Windass to take his game up a notch.