An offer has been made to Steven Gerrard to become the new manager of Rangers and he will accept if financial assurance are made to him, according to a report.

The Evening Times claims that the offer – a stunning move that’s shocked most pundits considering Gerrard’s lack of experience – was made by a team headed by Mark Allen in Liverpool last week and he is currently considering whether to accept.

The Evening Times claims a source has revealed that Gerrard wants to know how much money he has to spend and won’t accept until that’s been clarified.

Rangers are said to be very keen to land their man and the decision now rests with Gerrard.

Football Insider verdict:

It’s the age-old question with Rangers – money. If Gerrard turns them down it will be a disaster for the club, with the massive amount of attention on the proposed deal. Celtic fans would love to be able to tear into Rangers about lack of money again, and Rangers would have been hoping to do all of this behind the scenes and for this information not to have gotten out. However, it’s now up to the Rangers board to deliver what Gerrard wants and with his contacts he should be able to swing some decent Liverpool loan deals into the mix. It might be risky but we think it’s a great deal for Rangers. Now the question is, can they afford him? They won’t want to be rejected by an Under-18s coach, no matter how big the name.

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