Rangers today confirmed the appointment of Liverpool and England legend Steven Gerrard as manager on a four-year deal.
The 37-year-old will officially join the Ibrox club in the summer.
Rangers are set to play Aberdeen at Pittodrie on Tuesday but Jimmy Nicholl, the number 2 to the axed Graeme Murty, will be in the dugout for that match.
Gerrard said: “I am honoured to become the next manager of Rangers. I have enormous respect for this football club, and its history and tradition.
“I can’t wait to start this new journey at Rangers as we look to build on the many successes that this Club has achieved.”
Gerrard had previously held the role of U18 coach at Liverpool.
He made 710 appearances and won nine trophies for Liverpool over 19 years and won 114 England caps.
He captained the national team at three of the six major tournaments at which he played.
Details of the backroom staff who will join Gerrard at the Club will be announced in due course.
Rangers chairman Dave King added: “We are delighted to confirm today that Steven Gerrard will become the next manager of Rangers.
“From the very beginning, talks have been extremely positive and we believe that Steven is the right man to drive Rangers forward.
“He was extremely impressive throughout our negotiations and we are convinced that he has the necessary knowledge and temperament to lead the Club to the success we all desire.
“This a special day for our Club, our fans and for Steven.”
“He is an exciting appointment for the Club and I believe that the Rangers support will back him as only they can.”
Gary McAllister is expected to be appointed as his assistant.
Director of Football Mark Allen: “From the moment we met with Steven to discuss this opportunity, we felt that his ambitions and desire to succeed equalled our own for the Club.
“Make no mistake, Steven fully understands the demands that come with managing a Club of this stature and we look forward to exciting times ahead.”