Deal all but done: Rangers on cusp of sensational capture after very positive talks - report
By Richard Parks
Rangers are on the cusp of appointing Steven Gerrard as their new manager after holding “very positive” talks, according to a report.
The Daily Record claim the Glasgow giants are on the verge of appointing the Liverpool icon and that director of football Mark Allen is confident a deal will soon the done.
It is said that Allen has led the pursuit of Gerrard, 37, who is mulling over Rangers’ offer and is now ready to give it the green light and accept his first managerial post.
Gerrard retired from playing in 2016 after a career that yielded eight major trophies including the Champions League.
He has been working at Liverpool’s academy as Under-18s manager, which he has combined with punditry with BT Sport.
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Football Insider verdict:
It appears that Rangers are very confident that Gerrard will soon be installed in the Ibrox hotseat, a move that qualifies as a sensational one as well as a calculated gamble. The ex-England international is an all-time great of the game, with a playing CV to die for, but he has yet to manage at senior level and the Rangers job has proved far too much for, among others, ex-youth team boss Graeme Murty, English Championship expert Mark Warburton and globetrotter Pedro Caixinha in recent years. Few in the game expected Rangers to move for Gerrard, or for him to say ‘yes’ to a club with a small playing budget. It is a blockbuster move, and an exciting one.