Gerrard set to take Rangers job


Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard is on the verge of agreeing to take over as Rangers manager.

The thirty-seven year old moved a step closer to leaving his role as under-18 coach at Liverpool and heading north of the border to step in to his first managerial position.

Things looked to have taken a forward step when the Scottish club sacked interim manager Graeme Murty on Tuesday, paving the way for Gerrard to take the reigns at Ibrox.

Gerrard is said to see the opportunity to manage one of the biggest clubs in British football as too good an opportunity to let go – he is also said to be tempted by the prospect of going up against Brendan Rodgers.

The former Liverpool manager is currently in charge of Rangers’ Glasgow city rivals Celtic and is overseeing a continuation of their monopoly on Scottish football.

Gerrard is likely to appoint another ex-Liverpool man to the role of assistant manager, with Gary McAllister being lined up to take on the position to add some experience to his backroom staff.

The ex-England captain will spend time assessing the squad at Ibrox before taking over the position at the end of the season in order to have a fresh start and not be involved with the disappointment of the current campaign.

Gerrard will take the position with the blessing of Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp.

“I am not worried. If something happens, it is clear Steven will always be a Liverpool legend. Whatever he wants to do, we support him.” the German said.

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