Gary Lineker describes the Rangers manager job in one word
By Richard Parks
Gary Lineker has hailed the “lovely” job of Rangers manager while grilling Steven Gerrard on BT Sport about his talks with the club.
Gerrard has broken his silence over the intense speculation surrounding him and the Glasgow giants by revealing he has held initial “positive” discussions about becoming the new manager.
The Liverpool icon explained to Lineker on Tuesday night at the start of BT Sport’s Champions League coverage that further negotiations with Rangers will take place on Thursday.
“It’s a great club, it would be a lovely first job,” Lineker said in conversation with Gerrard live on television, in a sequence immediately uploaded on to the broadcaster’s Twitter account.
“I’ve held positive talks with them.”
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‘Lovely’ is perhaps not the word Murty would use to describe the Rangers job. Or Mark Warburton. Or Pedro Caixinha. All three have suffered under the intense Ibrox glare, which might best be summed up as ‘demanding’, ‘challenging’, ‘unique’ or, even, ‘impossible’. That’s how it might have seemed to Murty in the wake of a second consecutive walloping at the hands of Celtic on Sunday, or a few weeks earlier when he was slated in front of the rest of the dressing room by Kenny Miller and Lee Wallace after another shellacking at the hands of Brendan Rodgers’ side. Of course, Lineker is aware of the traditions and history of the Rangers job, as well as the prestige of the club, which is why ‘lovely’ was the word that came into his head. In reality, the job can only be described as such when you’re winning. EVERY. SINGLE. MATCH. If not, the pressure can soon become too much, even for the most hardened football man, as Gerrard undoubtedly is.