By Paddy Kenny

19th Oct, 2021 | 8:52am

Kenny makes 'unbelievable' claim about Gerrard quitting Rangers amid Newcastle admission

Paddy Kenny has tipped Steven Gerrard to snub the chance to leave Rangers to become the new Newcastle United manager.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Premier League goalkeeper admitted there would be a huge amount of pressure on whoever takes charge at St James’ Park.

Football Insider revealed last week (12th October) Gerrard is among the top three managerial targets for the new Newcastle regime.

As quoted by BBC Sport (15th October), Gerrard refused to engage in the speculation over a potential move back to the Premier League.

However, he admitted “everyone connected in the game is looking on with interest” at Newcastle after the successful takeover.

Kenny insisted the Magpies’ newfound wealth would pile pressure and expectation onto a manager’s shoulders.

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He suggested Gerrard would rather remain at Ibrox until another opportunity arises.

Kenny told Football Insider’s Russell Edge: “It’s a tough one, isn’t it? What do you do? Newcastle have got all this money.

“Steven Gerrard is still learning his trade. He’s doing an unbelievable job at Rangers. Would he be interested in going to Newcastle with all that money?

“All of a sudden, that does bring a lot of pressure because you’ve got to start winning games. It’s alright having money and spending it but it’s putting in that team and then winning.

“It’s a tough one. I don’t know what Gerrard will be thinking. For me, I think he’ll stay there for the moment, which would be unbelievable for Rangers, and see other options further down the line.”

Gerrard has been Rangers boss since the summer of 2018.

He won his first piece of silverware as a manager last season in the shape of the Premiership title.

In other news, Football Insider can reveal Rangers ready to sell senior star for £10million-plus amid English transfer reveal.