By Danny Mills

16th Oct, 2021 | 8:00am

Mills makes 'huge' Rangers claim Gerrard is staying for 'another six years'

Steven Gerrard may stay at Rangers for another “six years”, according to Danny Mills.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-Man City and England defender delivered his verdict as Newcastle United eye a move for the Ibrox boss.

A Newcastle source told Football Insider (October 12) Gerrard is on the new regime’s three-man shortlist, along with Rafa Benitez and top target Brendan Rodgers, to replace Steve Bruce.

But Mills has suggested appointing the former England captain would be a “gamble” for the new Newcastle regime.

He suggested Gerrard could stay at Ibrox until 2027 if he wants to be Liverpool manager.

“I think it’s a gamble [for Newcastle],” Mills told Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley.

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“The position that Newcastle are in at the moment, the money that’s going to be available, you need a manager that can deal with all those pressures. A manager that can manage up as well as down.

“The pressure will be immense. If you’re not doing it after three or four months then you’re out of the door.

“You’ve got to have faith and belief that you can get success immediately and if you don’t, then you have to justify why you haven’t. It’s a different job.

“If he wants the Liverpool job, he might be at Rangers for another five or six years.

“It’s a huge step up from doing what he’s doing in a two or three club league and having no money really to suddenly being in a really competitive league with the money, Champions League and all that comes with it.”

In other news, Alex McLeish has tipped a 25-year-old he managed to quit ‘giants’ to join Rangers after Ibrox latest.