Rangers expert drops 'big' Steven Gerrard claim as shock return suggested

By Alan Hutton

8th Jun, 2023 | 3:32pm

Rangers expert drops 'big' Steven Gerrard claim as return suggested

Former Rangers boss Steven Gerrard would be a good fit for the Leicester City job.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, former Gers and Premier League defender Alan Hutton said it’s a “plus” that Gerrard is being linked with big jobs but suggested the position at Leicester is not as appealing as it once was.

According to The Sun (3 June), the former Rangers and Aston Villa boss is a strong contender to take over at the King Power Stadium for the 2023-24 campaign.

The ex-Liverpool man has also been linked with the vacant Leeds United manager’s job after the club confirmed Sam Allardyce would not be staying on as permanent manager.

But with the Foxes set to lose big names like James Maddison, Harvey Barnes and having already confirmed the departure of Youri Tielemans following the expiration of his contract, the Midlands club face a big summer window.

When asked if the amount of potential departures makes the Leicester job less appealing for the former Rangers boss, Hutton told Football Insider:Of course it would.

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They were never going to keep all of those players let’s not kid ourselves on. As soon as they got relegated the likes of Barnes, Maddison were always going to leave, Tielemans ran down his contract anyway.

It would be less appealing, the Championship is a tough league. You have got the big clubs like Southampton who will be trying to get back up as well.

It is going to be hard and it is going to make it difficult for whatever manager goes in there.

I think it is a plus for Steven Gerrard to be mentioned with these teams. He will feel that he could go in there and add something and probably get the best out of the players that are there.

In other news, Rangers battle Coventry City and Sunderland to sign attacker.