Former Premier League striker Marlon Harewood has warned that Rangers could struggle to keep hold of manager Steven Gerrard, in an exclusive interview with Football FanCast.
Gerrard etched his name in Rangers’ history after leading the Glasgow club to their first Scottish title in 10 years, ending their great rivals’ dominance in the process.
The ex-Liverpool captain also has his side flying in Europe, with the Gers managing to make it to the last-16 stage of the Europa League, and Harewood now believes the new SPFL champions could have a fight on their hands to keep their man in the Ibrox dugout.
Speaking about Gerrard’s future at Rangers, Harewood told FFC:
“It’s one of them where they could struggle to keep him, throwing that out there. As a manager, he looks so comfortable and it looks like he’s been there years.”
Should Gerrard remain in Glasgow, though, Harewood is expecting more of the same. The former West Ham and Aston Villa forward added: “If he does stay, obviously you’re going to have to try and retain the title. I think he’s going to be looking to do bigger things like in Europe and stuff like that, to try and bring trophies to the club.”
Any interest in Gerrard at the end of the season would not be a surprise given the job he has done at Ibrox this season.
The challenge of defending the title against Celtic and opportunity to manage in the Champions League, though, may entice the former England captain to remain in Scotland.
Whatever the case, the 2020/21 season will be one to remember for both Gerrard and his squad of SPFL champions.