Rangers source reportedly delivers two-word verdict on chances of Gerrard accepting job
By Richard Parks
Rangers are closing in on the sensational appointment of Steven Gerrard as their new manager, according to a report.
The Scottish Sun claim the Glasgow giants believe the Liverpool icon, 37, is seriously interested in taking over the post following high-level negotiations between the two parties.
The newspaper have quoted an Ibrox source as “quietly confident” a blockbuster deal can be struck with Gerrard which would see him take over from Graeme Murty, who is set to step aside at the end of the season.
The Scottish Sun report that Gerrard is weighing up the offer on the table from Rangers and further discussions are scheduled to take place over the weekend.
Gerrard has not made a final decision but it is reported that his main concern over the post is the club’s transfer budget and whether he would have the financial resources to properly challenge Brendan Rodgers’ Celtic.
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Football Insider verdict:
It is intriguing that the word filtering through from the top of the club is that a deal is very much edging closer. Nevertheless, there is much food for thought for Gerrard over the coming days. Taking over as Rangers boss is a huge gamble for him, and a shot in the dark for the club, too. It would amount to replacing one youth coach with no first-team experience in Graeme Murty with another. However, one thing the Anfield icon has in his favour over Murty is that he will have enormous respect from the dressing room. It is hard to imagine Kenny Miller and Lee Wallace shredding his tactics and game plan in front of the rest of the players. Pointing at his trophy cabinet during his own glittering playing career will only take Gerrard so far, however. He needs to be able to galvanise the players under his command and come up with a playing style that can win tight matches. It is a huge challenge but a thrilling one for someone who the fire clearly burns brightly to make his mark in the dugout.