NEW Rangers assistant manager Gary McAllister has hinted Steven Gerrard will prioritise sorting out their side’s defence first as they prepare to start their Ibrox revolution.

Rangers ended the season in third place for the second season in a row as they finished behind Aberdeen in second and champions Celtic.

Liverpool legends Gerrard and McAllister will take over at Rangers on June 1 and it’s certain to be a fascinating adventure.

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The pair have spent the past few days in Dubai as ambassadors of Liverpool and they appeared at the LFC World event in the United Arab Emirates.

The pair watched Rangers’ thrilling 5-5 with Hibs on Sunday and were spotted in animated conversation during the encounter.

And the 53-year-old, who won 57 caps for Scotland, admitted the Easter Road showdown gave him and his new boss plenty of food for thought.

He said: “When you watch the game and see a scoreline of 5-5 I think that kind of suggests what’s wrong...

“But there’s a lot of positives too. Going forward and scoring five goals away from home is good at least.

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“Look, it’s going to be a tough task. 

“When I first sat down with Steven I saw the glint in his eye about the job of managing Rangers. I could see the hunger and desire and I’m exactly the same.

“We are going to go up to Glasgow and give it our best shot.

“I’m really, really excited about it and so is Steven. Rangers are a massive, massive club and it will be a great challenge for us.”