JERMAIN DEFOE is confident new boss Steven Gerrard is the man to bring silverware back to Ibrox after joining his Rangers revolution.

The striker was reunited with his former England teammate in Tenerife this week as he joined up with the Light Blues squad for the first time following his switch from Bournemouth.

Defoe has clinched an 18-month loan deal with the Gers and will be tasked with firing Gerrard's side to the Premiership title and Scottish Cup in his first campaign as a boss.

Gerrard has made an immediate impact at Ibrox this term and Defoe isn't surprised to see the 38-year-old quickly proving himself in the dugout following a glittering career as a player.

He said: "The rebuilding takes time. You saw that with one of my former clubs, Sunderland. It takes time.

"That’s a massive football club and I think, at this stage of my career, to have the opportunity to go to another massive football club, it’s a dream.

"I’m not one of those players who will come into thinking ‘I’ve been there done that’.

"I will come here like I’ve just started off my career. I want to do well and I want to work as many goals as I can.

"It will be strange working under Steve. It’s strange seeing him taking the meetings and stuff.

"That’s just the way football is. You never know where football will take you.

"I got that impression with him and Frank Lampard who has also gone on to be a manager.

"Sometimes you get players who have that presence. He has always had that presence.

"When I was at Tottenham Ledley King was there as captain. He never said anything. It was unbelievable.

"But just having him there with that presence. Steven’s got that presence and I think that’s really important as a manager."

The appointment of Gerrard raised many eyebrows in the summer as he made the move from Anfield to Ibrox and was appointed as Pedro Caixinha's successor on a four-year deal.

The Reds legend led his side into the group stages of the Europa League at the first attempt and the Old Firm win over Celtic last month has Rangers level on points at the top of the Premiership.

Defoe has already set his sights on silverware as he looks to finish his career on a high following spells at the likes of West Ham United, Portsmouth and Tottenham Hotspur.

And the 36-yea-old is relishing the chance to work with Gerrard once again after getting down to business with the Gers at their winter training base.

Defoe said: "He was doing the Under-18s at Liverpool, so when the call came from Rangers he must have thought: 'Wow, what an opportunity.'

"It’s one of those where if you turn it down you might live to regret it. Later on in your career you might be wondering what would have happened if you took that job.

"This is a massive football club. If you are hungry to do well, you have to take these opportunities when they come about.

"That (trophies) is the most important thing really. I have mentioned before about coming to a team that is doing well, a team that can win trophies.

"Not only this season but in the future. Being part of that, on a personal level, would be really special."