Rangers chairman Dave King may have a fight on his hands if he wants to appoint Steven Gerrard as the club’s next manager.
The Daily Mail has reported that the Light Blues are not the sole runners in the hunt for the 37-year-old rookie manager as it is understood English Championship club Ipswich are interested in appointing him as Mick McCarthy’s successor.
Gerrard will have probably been watching Sunday’s Old Firm derby through his fingers having seen Graeme Murty’s side hammered 5-0 by a rampant Celtic at Parkhead, in what is surely yet another blow for South African businessman King in his bid to hire the Liverpool legend.
It was understood that the Light Blues were due to announce Gerrard as their next manager in the next few days, but due to these major developments, things may not be as straightfoward as they first seemed.
King will now have no choice but to up the ante if he really wants Gerrard in the Ibrox hotseat for next season and offer him an improved deal.
The Mail reported that Gerrard was only one or two ‘minor’ details away from agreeing a deal – but that has probably all come crashing down in the wake of the Old Firm result showcasing just how mammoth of a job this will be.