Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard is being lined up to become the new manager of Scottish club Rangers. Gerrard, who worked for BT Sport last night as a pundit, is expected to speak to Rangers’ on Thursday afternoon about the position. According to reports, talks have been very positive and Gerrard is weighing up his options.
Steven Gerrard on Rangers’ radar
Gerrard has been coaching in the Liverpool academy for the past two seasons. His focus at the academy has been working with the under-18 squad.
Although taking over the hot seat as Liverpool boss is believed to be his dream role, it could be some time until the managerial position comes open. The former Liverpool captain now has the opportunity to go to Rangers to get a taste of managing top-level first team football.
Gerrard has been tipped by former Liverpool players and teammates to help Rangers close the gap between the club and Scottish rivals Celtic. Rangers are currently 13 points behind Celtic, who have already sealed the Scottish title.
According to Gerrard’s former Liverpool teammate Danny Murphy has stated the former captain will be conscious of a lack of transfer funds available at Ibrox. Murphy appeared on Sky Sports’ television show The Debate and spoke about Gerrard’s potential move.
“First and foremost, after speaking to him, I know there’s a couple more hurdles to jump before he decided on doing it,” Murphy said.
“And that is about what is going to be put in place to give him an opportunity to compete.
“Because he’s very wary of going up there, taking the job and having your hands tied behind your back and then you fail.
“I also think as well, even if he was given decent backing and it didn’t go so well, it’s not going to hurt him too much.
“People don’t expect him to go up there and win the league, do they?
“The gap’s so big, isn’t it?”
Rangers recently sacked interim manager Graeme Murty after the team lost 5-0 to Celtic last Sunday.