BBC pundit Ian Wright thinks it would be an “unbelievable opportunity” for Steven Gerrard if he takes over as Rangers manager, after it was reported that the Liverpool legend was close to taking the reins at Ibrox.
According to ESPN, Gerrard has been offered a four-year deal to replace Graeme Murty at Ibrox and former Celtic striker Wright thinks that if Gerrard gets the tools needed to make a success of it then he should jump at the Gers offer.
Wright also claims it has been a “miracle” that the Gers have got back to where they are after having to climb back up the leagues in recent years.
“What’s happened to Rangers in the past up to this point, just to get themselves where they are now, it’s unbelievable,” Wright said on MOTD2 on BBC One on Sunday night, as quoted by the Scottish Sun.
“It’s a miracle what they’ve been through to get to this point.
“If they can start getting people like Gerrard and they can put stuff in place where he can get the funds and support he’s going to need, it’s an unbelievable opportunity.”
Gerrard is currently Liverpool’s Under-18s boss and attended last month’s Old Firm clash at Ibrox after having brought his Liverpool side up to face the Gers Under-20s earlier in the season.
Murty’s current deal runs until the end of the season although, according to ESPN, an announcement could come regarding Gerrard this week.
Football Insider verdict
Wright has got it correct to a point with his belief it is an “unbelievable opportunity” for Gerrard but the idea that it is a “miracle” that Rangers have got back to the top flight in six years while spending more money than club in Scotland not named Celtic is pretty laughable and shows how ignorant some English pundits are of Scottish football. The tone some are taking is, bizarrely, almost as if Rangers are the equivalent to Liverpool sending a youngster to the likes of Bury to get some first-team experience.