Kevin Phillips expects Steven Gerrard to honour his contract at Rangers but claims he will be on the shortlist for all the Premier League clubs looking for new managers.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, the former England international insisted Gerrard’s loyalty to Liverpool as a player bodes well for the Gers and suggests that he will serve out the remainder of his contract in Glasgow.
The Gers manager has four years left on his current deal after the club announced last December he had put-pen-to-paper on a two-year contract extension that runs until the summer of 2024.
The Englishman spent 17 years at Anfield as a player having turned down supposed interest from the likes of Chelsea and Real Madrid to remain at his boyhood club.
When asked by Football Insider if the former Liverpool captain would see out his contract at Ibrox, Phillips said: “Unless someone comes in from England, depending on what side, I do not see why not.
“I think for the time being Steven is still learning and doing a fantastic job.
“I see him staying. He is an honourable man, he spent his entire career at Liverpool despite numerous opportunities to move so I would not be surprised if he honoured his contract.
“He is saying all of the right things but you never know in football.
“Any Premier League club that loses their manager will look at Steven. They will look at what a good job Steven has done and their offer might be too hard to turn down.”
The Gers have been desperately close to silverware this season.
It took a Man of the Match performance from Fraser Forster final to deny Gerrard the Scottish League Cup and his first piece of silverware as a manager.
In other Rangers news, Danny Mills has told Football Insider ‘long-term’ deal is proof Gers are still big club.