Steven Gerrard would be making a step up if he left Rangers for Wolves or Everton, according to Danny Mills.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-Leeds United and England defender insisted the two clubs represent a “big jump” in quality for the Ibrox boss.

The Athletic reported on May 29 that Gerrard was being considered by Wolves as a potential alternative to Bruno Lage amid fears over his work permit.

RangersFootball Insider understands as of June 2 that those fears have evaporated and Wolves are very confident of finalising Lage’s appointment.

The Athletic also reported at the beginning of the month that Liverpool legend Gerrard was a shock name in contention to replace Carlo Ancelotti after he took the Real Madrid job.

Asked whether Gerrard should be tempted by either job, Mills told Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley: “I would say so.

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“You’re looking at teams in the top half of the Premier League, their teams with potential.

“Without being disrespectful I think that would be a step up and a big jump from where he is at the moment.

“I know Rangers fans will jump all over that but it is what it is.”

Gerrard has been in charge of Rangers since the summer of 2017 and delivered a historic 55th Scottish Premiership title this season.

His current Ibrox contract is set to expire in 2024 after penning an extension in December 2019.

The 41-year-old played over 700 competitive games for Everton’s bitter rivals Liverpool during his playing career.

In other news, Rangers have been tipped to negotiate a cut-price deal for a Premier League striker who would be a “great signing”.