By Kevin Campbell

18th Oct, 2021 | 7:00pm

Rangers 'worried' about player exodus after source update on Gerrard to Newcastle - Campbell

Kevin Campbell has suggested there could be a player “exodus” at Rangers if Steven Gerrard leaves the club.

The former Arsenal hitman, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, insisted the Ibrox club will need to replace the 41-year-old with another big “name” if he does depart.

A Newcastle source has told Football Insider that Gerrard is one of three names being considered to replace Steve Bruce as manager, along with Rafa Benitez and Brendan Rodgers.

As quoted by the BBC on Friday (October 15th), Gerrard refused to be drawn on the “speculation” linking him to the job on Tyneside.

The Liverpool legend oversaw Rangers’ unbeaten Scottish Premiership title win last season, beating Celtic by 25 points.

However, Campbell insisted the Ibrox club would have to replace the Liverpool legend with another famous face in order to keep the Gers squad together.

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“Would there be an exodus at Rangers if Gerrard left? It all depends who was brought in to replace him,” he told Football Insider.

Steven Gerrard’s name alone makes players want to come to the football club, that’s for sure.

Let’s have it right though – if he goes and somebody else comes in with a name it will be fine.

That is when you would know Rangers are really serious.

If they didn’t though, it would be a worry in terms of retaining players and recruiting them.”

Gerrard took charge at Rangers in 2018 and has managed them in 186 games – picking up an average of 2.15 points per game.

The Ibrox club are currently in pole position to secure back-to-back Scottish Premiership titles.

Rangers lead Hearts by one point at the top of the table, with Old Firm rivals Celtic trailing by four points.

In other news, ex-manager warns Gers fans about “propaganda” coming from Ibrox.