sport news Steven Gerrard spends first day as Rangers boss in classroom at Toulon ...

Steven Gerrard spent his first day as Rangers manager in the classroom on Friday before scouting for the talent he hopes can form the cornerstone of his Ibrox revolution.

Gerrard is completing his UEFA Pro Licence course at the Toulon Tournament in the south of France but insists he already has his targets in sight as he sets about the task of trying to overhaul a dominant Celtic side.

'There's a level of footballer which of course would interest me,' Gerrard said. 'I'm on the Pro-Licence course which is the last course in terms of being qualified.

Steven Gerrard was working on the final part of the UEFA Pro-License and also scouting

Steven Gerrard was working on the final part of the UEFA Pro-License and also scouting

'While I'm here I want to kill two birds with one stone. I want to see what talent is there, if there's anyone who interests me.

'I've got tasks to do within the course but I've also got a wandering eye on what's going on with certain individual players.

'I'm on my Pro Licence course. I watched three games here and I've been in the classroom most of the day. I'm halfway through it. This time next year I'll be finished but it's in blocks so you can't crash course it.

'It's set dates so the idea is to graduate next year.

'I've got tasks to do within the course but I've also got a wandering eye on what's going on with certain individual players.'

Gerrard has stressed he's already been working non-stop for Rangers since his shock unveiling

and added: 'The contract obviously started from June 1, but the ball has been rolling for a lot longer than that.

'I've got a fair idea of what needs to be done already.

'A lot of people have been saying congratulations. They're very respectful of Rangers and the challenge that lies ahead.

The Rangers boss was watching some talented youngsters take to the field in Toulon

The Rangers boss was watching some talented

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