The Liverpool legend's appointment was a gamble but it's paid off handsomely for the Ibrox club.
Former director Paul Murray has revealed that Rangers took a gamble on Steven Gerrard because they were looking to turn around a fall in "standards" at Ibrox.
The Liverpool legend was appointed in the summer of 2018 despite never having previously been a manager.
It was a high-risk appointment but it's paid off handsomely as Rangers won the Premiership title this season, and earlier than any other side has done across a full campaign.
And one former director believes that correcting a fall in standards around the club has been just as important as tactical acumen.
Murray told The Herald : "I think the key thing, and Dave King and Mark Allen were the two that were running that process most of they time, was that they were looking for attributes.
"They knew he was a great player but an inexperienced manager but they were looking for attributes as an individual and they were being a born winner, a guy who can carry himself, who would set high standards.
"The standards had fallen at the club and he was going to lead from the front because of his stature and personality and I think Dave and Mark saw those attributes and that was an important thing.
"Steven is a very clever guy, he realised he needed support and he surrounded himself with a really good coaching team.
"I think the combination of his attributes, plus the support mechanisms have really helped him succeed and it has been a team effort.
"We were definitely making progress.
"I don't think anyone expected us to win the league by 20 points but there was definitely a lot of progress being made behind the scenes and you saw in the Old Firm games and in Europe that there was definite progress.