Ex-Arsenal and England midfielder Ray Parlour has had his say on the potential appointment of Steven Gerrard to the Rangers managerial post.
With a number of reports suggesting the Liverpool legend is in talks with Mark Allen about the possibility of taking over from Graeme Murty, Parlour predicts that it will see a number of young prospects follow Gerrard north of the border.
And that will undoubtedly excited Gers fans who have been cast adrift of their city rivals Celtic in recent years.
After liquidation of the club in 2012, money woes have seen the Light Blues relinquish their dominance in the Premiership.
But Parlour believes a number of young guns could follow the current Reds academy coach to Ibrox in what could potentially be a huge shake-up of the club.
As quoted in The Scottish Sun, the ex-midfielder said: “To be fair, with what’s gone on at Rangers this season, with players getting suspended, it can’t get any worse.
“There’s one thing about Steven Gerrard – he can attract big players.
“I’m sure he will be looking at the Liverpool academy as well saying, ‘OK we can maybe nick a few players on loan’.
“They are a long way away from Celtic at the moment. He would look at it as a challenge.
“If he did do well at Rangers, say he did go to Rangers and suddenly they close the gap on Celtic, his stock goes up massively as a manager.”
Football Insider verdict:
If Gerrard does become the Rangers manager, it stands to reason that he will bring some of the young Anfield stars with him. Liverpool have a fantastic academy so the prospect of loan deals and a potential relationship building between the Scottish giants and the Reds would benefit both parties. The Merseysiders will be giving the youngsters a chance to blood their kids in a competitive league as they continue their development, while the Light Blues can take advantage of that. Gerrard will want to use this as a stepping stone to further his career and knows he cannot fail which can only be good for Rangers.
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