By Noel Whelan

13th Nov, 2021 | 12:00pm

Koeman tipped to hoover up trophies at Rangers after manager source reveal - pundit

Ronald Koeman could “rebuild his reputation” by succeeding Steven Gerrard at Rangers, according to Noel Whelan.

The former Aberdeen hitman, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, insisted the 58-year-old icon would be almost “guaranteed” success at Ibrox.

This site was told by a Rangers source on Thursday (November 11th) that John Terry and Ronald Koeman are on the wishlist of director of football Ross Wilson to take over as manager.

Gerrard departed Ibrox for Premier League side Aston Villa on Thursday following the sacking of Dean Smith.

Koeman was ousted as manager of Barcelona last month after a string of below-par results.

Rangers sporting director Ross Wilson and the Dutchman enjoyed a spell at Southampton together from 2014 to 2016.

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Koeman boasts a CV that includes two European Cup triumphs as a player and three league titles as a manager.

Whelan insisted the former Ajax boss would be “expected” to compete for every domestic accolade at Rangers.

“He’d be going into a club in a much healthier state than Barcelona,” he told Football Insider‘s Ewan Kingsbury.

“Koeman had to deal with massive financial problems and an exodus at players over there.

“At Rangers, he’d be pretty much guaranteed to win something. It would be a good way of rebuilding his reputation as one of the top managers after his time at Barca.

“He would have the squad, the infrastructure, the fanbase – and they should be competing for every domestic trophy every season.

“But if he can’t provide that challenge in the league and at least one of the cups – that will be considered a bad job. That is the expectation of success up in Scotland.”

Rangers sit top of the Scottish Premiership.

They are ahead of rivals Celtic by four points.

In other news, Rangers stars have been dazzled by Ibrox teammate with four starts.