Steven Gerrard was always likely to be a man in demand this summer after delivering Rangers’ 55th league title this season and there were some concerns recently that the 41-year-old could leave Ibrox to join Wolves following the departure of Nuno Espirito Santo.
The Athletic confirmed earlier this week that, whilst the Old Gold were close to appointing Benfica’s Bruno Lage as their new manager, there were doubts over whether or not he would be eligible for a work permit, which could have seen the Molineux outfit turn to Gerrard as the next best option.
Fortunately for Rangers fans, Lage’s work permit has now been approved and it seems that an announcement will be made imminently, which should hopefully ensure that Gerrard remains with the Gers next season ahead of their return to the Champions League.
Although Everton have also recently been touted as a potential destination for the 41-year-old, it seems highly unlikely that he would join Liverpool’s closest rivals, so Rangers fans may be able to rest easy for now.
Considering the incredible impact Gerrard has had during his time with Rangers, their fans and chairman Douglas Park will surely be delighted that the manager won’t be leaving to join Wolves this summer. That should give them a great chance of retaining the Premiership title next season, whilst also giving a good account of themselves in Europe.
Since being appointed at Ibrox in May 2018, the Liverpool legend has taken charge of 170 matches, winning 112, drawing 36 and losing just 22 games, which is a superb record when you consider that this is his first job as a manager of a senior side.
The Premiership title win this season also saw Rangers finish the campaign unbeaten and earn more than 100 points, whilst also ensuring that their Old Firm rivals were denied a historic 10th title in a row, so it seems clear that Gerrard will go down as an Ibrox legend.
The “amazing” manager – as hailed by Harry Redknapp – may well see his future in the Premier League, but Rangers fans will surely be desperate to keep hold of him for as long as possible, so it is a huge boost for the club that Gerrard looks like he won’t be joining Wolves this summer.