Rangers job isn’t one for a rookie manager, even if it is someone like Steven Gerrard

As reported by The Sun, Rangers have opened talks with Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard about taking over as manager of the Ibrox side this summer.

What’s the story?

Currently a youth coach at Anfield, former Reds captain Gerrard has never managed a senior side at this point of his career, making him a surprising candidate for the Rangers manager job.

However, it certainly appears he’s in the running with The Sun reporting today that he is already in talks to become boss of the Ibrox side at the end of the season.

The paper say those talks are ongoing and that a potential deal is close, with Director of Football Mark Allen leading the negotiating party.

Can he be the one to inspire the Light Blues to major honours like every supporter craves?

Difficult first job

Although Gerrard clearly has a fantastic playing career behind him, won multiple trophies and demonstrated his excellent leadership skills on a weekly basis as captain of Liverpool, the Rangers manager’s job is still a massive one to take as your first.

Gerrard would be coming into a high profile, high pressure situation, in a league he doesn’t have experience of, against an elite coach that he formerly had a relationship with in Brendan Rodgers.

It’d certainly capture the imagination of supporters and the media, but it also has the potential to go massively wrong for both Gerrard and Rangers themselves and perhaps the club should be seeking a man who has the experience and managerial knowledge needed for such a task.

There’s a chance that Gerrard can be as good a manager as he was a player, but he’s simply untested, and the next Rangers appointment is too important to treat as an experiment.