An update has emerged on Rangers manager Steven Gerrard, regarding his thoughts on an exit from the club.
According to the Daily Mail, the Gers boss is ‘intrigued’ by the prospect of becoming the new manager of Newcastle United after their £305m takeover by a Saudi Arabian-backed consortium.
The report claims that Newcastle are also looking at Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers, whilst it also states that sources in Scotland believe this will be the 41-year-old’s final season in Scotland.
Teddy Bears chief Ross Wilson is now facing a potential nightmare at Ibrox following this update as losing Gerrard would be a huge blow for the club. The managerial gem has been fantastic for the Gers since arriving in Scotland in 2018 after leaving Liverpool’s youth set-up.
Gerrard has managed Rangers for 185 matches to date and averaged an incredible 2.15 points per game. The 41-year-old was able to lead the club to the Scottish Premiership crown in style last season as they went unbeaten and racked up an eye-catching 102 points – winning 32 games and drawing six. This came after he achieved back-to-back second-place finishes behind Celtic in his first two campaigns at Ibrox.
Rangers have also had a terrific start to the current campaign under his management. They are top of the Premiership table on 16 points, with five wins, one draw and one defeat in their opening seven matches. This suggests that the Gers could be on their way to another league title success, which is why losing Gerrard would be a huge blow at this point in the season.
He has re-installed a winning mentality at Rangers and has them on their way to being the dominant force in Scottish football once again, as shown by their form since the start of the 2020/21 campaign.
Fans will surely be livid if he now decides to ditch them this early into a season to go and manage Newcastle in the Premier League.
Not only would they be frustrated that a talented manager would be leaving Ibrox, with his outstanding record something he can be proud of, but the timing of the move would be a nightmare for Rangers and Wilson.
It would leave them scrambling to find a replacement whilst still playing important matches in the Premiership and Europa League.
Hopefully, Gerrard will stay loyal to the club and remain in charge until the end of the season, at least. This would allow Wilson time to source a quality replacement in the hot seat, although it would still be sad to see him leave at any point.