A fresh update has emerged on Rangers manager Steven Gerrard, regarding Newcastle’s interest in his services.
According to The Sun, the Rangers head coach is on a three-man shortlist Newcastle have prepared to replace Steve Bruce at St. James’ Park.
Brighton’s Graham Potter and Leicester’s Brendan Rodgers join Gerrard on the list, with German Ralf Rangnick also being eyed for a sporting director position.
This update on Gerrard will surely leave Rangers fans feeling concerned about the situation. Newcastle’s takeover has seen them linked to players like Raheem Sterling, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Philippe Coutinho and Mauro Icardi, with that level of spending power potentially an attractive prospect for managers being approached for the job.
Gers supporters will be particularly worried as this fresh development follows on from a report earlier this month claiming that Gerrard is ‘intrigued’ by the Magpies’ head coach position. The ex-Liverpool man has been put on alert by PIF’s takeover and has shown an interest in learning more about their plans, with this latest update now revealing that the interest is mutual.
Rangers fans would be devastated if Gerrard departed for Tyneside as he has been brilliant for the club. In 185 matches to date, he has won 2.15 points per game and won the Scottish Premiership title in style last season as they went unbeaten and achieved 102 points. This shows that he has been able to build a winning squad, as the Gers sealed their first domestic crown since 2010/11.
Gers fans would not want to see their leader leave before the end of the season as it could potentially derail their title challenge and allow the Hoops to reclaim the title.
This is why supporters will be concerned that Newcastle have now narrowed down their search to three names, with Gerrard being one of them. Hopefully, from a Rangers perspective, they go with Potter at Brighton or Rodgers at Leicester and the Gers will be able to watch the Liverpool legend lift another trophy next summer at Ibrox.