By Wayne Veysey

26th Apr, 2018 | 2:40pm

'It's a wonderful place' - Gerrard gushed about Rangers in massive hint

By Richard Parks

Steven Gerrard gushed about his huge respect for Rangers and hailed Ibrox as a “wonderful place” during a recent trip to the club.

The Scottish Sun is among many media outlets reporting today that the Liverpool legend is in talks over replacing Graeme Murty at the end of the season.

Gerrard, 37, has been coaching Liverpool’s Under-18s since retiring from football in 2016 but has spoken of his desire to move into senior management.

The ex-England midfielder has already had a taste of life at Rangers after taking his young side north last October for a development match against Rangers, cruising to a 4-1 triumph.

The Champions League winner and Premier League all-time great admitted he and his young stars were left in awe at the history behind Ibrox Park.

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He told Rangers TV: “I’ll never forget when I’m invited to Ibrox. It’s an iconic stadium. I’ve got a lot of respect for this football club and its history and tradition.

“That’s the reason we took this invitation up. I had to take the opportunity to bring my team up to experience playing in front of that stadium.

“Just being in the surroundings and the dressing room, it’s a wonderful place.”

Football Insider verdict:

Talk about dropping a hint, Stevie. At the time, Gerrard’s gushing words could be seen as a respectful and articulate tribute to the world’s most successful club in terms of league titles. But now it can be seen as something more, given that the Liverpool icon is now the clear favourite to take on one of the most pressurised posts in British football. Gerrard is certainly box office, although fans are concerned at his lack of managerial experience. He has been learning the ropes at the Liverpool academy, and clearly fancies a go at a big job. Not many are bigger than Rangers, and Gerrard already knows that.

In other Rangers news, the club have sealed two new signings and three more are in the pipeline in an ASTONISHING transfer blitz before the window even opens.

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