Steven Gerrard has revealed the Rangers board asked him “one of the stupidest questions” when they double checked whether the ex-Liverpool skipper wanted to bring Allan McGregor back to Ibrox.
McGregor was a brick wall for the Gers during their Europa League qualifier against Maribor on Thursday night, with the Scotland international pulling off a heroic penalty save in the dying minutes in Slovenia.
And while Gerrard concedes that a deal to bring McGregor back to the club was near completion before he agreed to succeed Graeme Murty, he was more than happy to cross the t’s and dot the i’s on the 36-year-old’s return.
Gerrard told the Scottish Sun, “It was a no-brainer for me.
“I can’t take any credit for the signing of Allan, it was 99per cent down the line in terms of the recruitment that went before me.
“All I was asked was ‘do you want to tick the box’ – and it was probably one of the stupidest questions I have ever been asked to be honest.”
Gers fans appeared unsure when McGregor was unveiled as one of Gerrard’s new recruits during the summer.
However, the veteran shot-stopper has since proved himself to be a considerable upgrade on Wes Foderingham.
McGregor and his team-mates take on Kilmarnock tomorrow afternoon in the Scottish League Cup.