Steven Gerrard will not leave Rangers for Everton, says former Premier League midfielder Carlton Palmer.
The Merseyside club are in need of a new man for the dugout after Carlo Ancelotti’s surprise return to Real Madrid, and Gerrard’s name is one that has surprisingly come up.
According to The Athletic, the idea of bringing the Liverpool legend to Goodison Park was briefly mooted, while ex-bosses Roberto Martinez and David Moyes are also thought to be potential targets for Everton.
Out of all of the names that are currently floating about, though, Gerrard is absolutely a non-starter for Palmer.
“I don’t think Steven Gerrard will leave Rangers,” the ex-Leeds United player exclusively told FFC. “He’s just won the league and they’re in Europe next season.
“I don’t see there’s any chance. I think Steven Gerrard’s made his mind up that when he leaves Rangers, it will be for the Liverpool job.
“He would not go to Everton, that’s for sure. He would never go to Everton, so that’s a non-starter.”
Indeed, given his connection to Liverpool, it is hard to imagine Gerrard going to Everton. And with Rangers on the up, the 41-year-old may not view now as a good time to leave.
Rather, managers such as Martinez and Paulo Fonseca, one a national team coach and the other a free agent, look like much more realistic and attainable options for the Toffees this summer.