Next season will be Steven Gerrard’s last as Rangers boss and everyone at the club should just “get on with it.”
That is according to ex-Premier League goalkeeper Paddy Kenny, speaking exclusively after Football Insider revealed that Aston Villa have a “strong interest” in the 40-year-old ahead of the summer.
Gerrard‘s stock is high after leading Rangers to a first Scottish Premiership title in a decade in 2020-21.
The Liverpool legend has long been mooted as a future Anfield boss and his impressive managerial career so far is doing nothing to quell that discussion.
Kenny insists that Gerrard will hold out for the Liverpool job and that his appointment could be imminent if Jurgen Klopp struggles again next season.
He told Football Insider correspondent Adam Williams: “I think Gerrard will go straight to Liverpool anyway. They aren’t doing as well this year as they did last.
“If Liverpool struggle again next year, it will probably be his last year.
“If Gerrard carries on doing as well as he has been doing at Rangers, it could happen.
“You’d like to think he and everyone at the club would just get on with it, to be honest.”
Kenny previously told Football Insider that Villa’s interest in Gerrard was utterly “disrespectful” to current incumbent Dean Smith.
Smith has enjoyed a strong season with Villa and his side boast the third-best defensive record in the division.