By Danny Wright

27th Apr, 2018 | 1:23pm

Ex-Anfield star breaks silence on reported Rangers move, could be done deal next week

Gary McAllister has broken his silence about a reported imminent move to Rangers to become Steven Gerrard’s assistant manager.

The Daily Mail has reported that that Gerrard and McAllister could be announced as the next Gers management team as early as next week after director of football Mark Allen held talks with the Liverpool Under-18s coach to replace Graeme Murty in the Govan hotseat.

It is understood that Gerrard will ask his former Liverpool team-mate McAllister to be his right-hand an at Ibrox with Tommy Culshaw also making up the backroom team.

When asked about a potential move to Rangers by the Mail, McAllister remained tight-lipped about the reports.

“I’m not going to say anything on that at the moment,” the ex-Anfield star said.

Unlike Gerrard, McAllister does have experienced of first team management having had spells in charge of Coventry City and Leeds United.

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Football Insider verdict

McAllister will definitely be a good choice as an assistant manager for Gerrard as Rangers prepare to take a massive risk with their next man in charge. Gerrard has no first team management experience and he could be a massive flop at Ibrox if things do not go well. He has a mammoth task on his hands but it seems that he will be very much taking a head coach role with Allen being responsible for most of the transfer business. McAllister has a lot of experience and will hopefully compliment Gerrard well.

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