Tottenham chief Daniel Levy won’t make a “big” move for Rangers boss Steven Gerrard as he will want him to manage first in the Champions League.

That’s according to former Celtic and West Ham hitman Frank McAvennie, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about who will replace Jose Mourinho at Spurs.

Mourinho was dismissed on Monday morning, just days after his side drew 2-2 with Everton at Goodison Park in another game where Tottenham took the lead and failed to win.


Gerrard has been linked with numerous Premier League jobs during his time at Rangers, most notably Liverpool, but he is under contract at Ibrox until 2024.

Earlier this month (April 13) Football Insider revealed Aston Villa Chief executive Christian Purslow is said to want to lure Gerrard to the Midlands.

McAvennie insists Spurs will have no interest in luring Gerrard to north London as he doesn’t have the relevant experience in the Champions League and in any case, Gerrard wouldn’t accept it.

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“I don’t think Stevie will go anywhere until the Liverpool job comes up,” McAvennie told Football Insider correspondent Ben Wild.

“I also don’t think he’ll leave for a couple of years, he’s just won the league, he’s a popular man, he’ll not walk away now. 

“Unless the Liverpool job comes up, that’s the one he’d walk away for. 

“He needs another year in Scotland anyway, he’s enjoyed his European runs and that’s a big thing, that’s what you need to manage Spurs. 

“He needs that Champions League experience before going to a club like Spurs, Levy won’t be considering him I don’t think.” 

Gerrard will have the chance to manage in the Champions League next season after winning the Scottish Premiership at the third attempt.

Further success could follow this season with his side still in with a shout of winning the Scottish Cup after disposing of Celtic last weekend.

In other news, Alan Hutton has raised fears over a top Rangers star quitting after contract talk update.