By Richard Parks
Steven Gerrard has been installed as odds-on favourite to become the new Rangers manager – and fans have taken to Twitter to deliver mixed verdicts.
The Liverpool icon’s odds were slashed on Wednesday to a super-short 1/2 as he was made the huge favourite to take the post that is likely to be vacant at the end of the season.
The former favourite Graham Potter has dropped massively to 8/1, meaning as far as the bookies are concerned, there’s only one man for the job.
The drop in odds comes after Rangers manager Dave King was spotted at Anfield on Tuesday night celebrating a Liverpool goal in their 5-2 demolition of Roma in the Champions League semi-final first leg.
Gerrard, who currently works for Liverpool as their Under-18s manager after retiring from playing 18 months ago, was also at Anfield in his role as a pundit for BT Sport.
The Premier League all-time great, 37, has made it clear he wants to go into senior management after cutting his teeth at age-group level.
A section of Rangers fans delivered mixed verdicts on the club appointed an unproven manager, with one claiming it gave her the “heavy fear”and another stating “it could be a masterstroke”.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
Where has all the talk of Gerrard as manager come from
— rangers bears (@essendonbrian) April 25, 2018
If the Board even contemplate interviewing Gerrard it’ll only show that they’ve learned nothing from past mistakes ,
— Broxi Bear (@santaspants) April 25, 2018
I’m not sure what to think about Steven Gerrard being the new favourite for the rangers managers job. ????
— robert (@rangerslad1983) April 25, 2018
Not Steven gerrard he’d be Rodgers lap dog ffs
— Blue Bear (@IanJustinWatt85) April 23, 2018
Gerrard could be an inspired choice as he would be an attraction for potential signings. Souness had no managerial experience either when he took over Rangers.
— TC WATP ???????? (@TobyCopland) April 25, 2018
Obviously been a bit of money on Steven Gerrard to be Rangers next gaffer, now 4/7 with Skybet.
He might well turn out to be an excellent manager, but can Rangers really afford to gamble on what would be a rookie appointment?
Club is crying out for an experienced leader IMO!
— Pie and Bovril (@pieandbov) April 25, 2018
Getting the heavy fear if Gerrard gets the Rangers job ????????♀️ a wee bit of managerial experience and success this time Rangers please????????
— Jodi Brown (@JodiBrown_xo) April 25, 2018
If rangers appoint Gerrard I would expect at least 3/4 players to go on loan to Gers from Liverpool next season… get the right ones could be a master stroke
— Glenn Kelly (@GlennK37) April 25, 2018