Former Rangers striker Kris Boyd has claimed that he wouldn’t be surprised if Steven Gerrard is having ‘second thoughts’ about taking over at Ibrox, following the Gers’ dismal 5-0 loss to Celtic.

Gerrard is the reported favourite to take over at Ibrox next season, with the Daily Mirror claiming that the former Liverpool man has agreed to take the job.

However, Boyd, speaking on Sky Sports 1 after the Gers’ thrashing at Celtic Park on Sunday, claims that Gerrard might change his mid after watching the poor performance, but on the other hand he wouldn’t be shocked if Gerrard is appointed this week to ‘deflect’ from the loss to the Hoops.

“He might be having second thoughts after watching that, but I wouldn’t be surprised if he’s unveiled this week as a deflection,” Boyd said, before laying bare the task facing Gerrard.

“It’s not good enough, he could change his mind. There’s no magic wand at Ibrox, you could need a new back four.”

Despite the dreadful performance against the Hoops, the Gers still have something to play for, as they aim to pip Aberdeen and Hibernian to second spot in the Scottish Premiership table.

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Football Insider verdict

Despite the humiliating loss at Celtic Park, it is unlikely that one poor result will dissuade Gerrard from taking the job, if he does indeed become the next manager at Ibrox. What the result does show is that however becomes the next manager at Ibrox has a huge job on their hands to put the Gers back to the top of Scottish football. The team doesn’t seem to have improved this season, and they could well finish in fourth place this season, a place behind last season’s third place finish. Only time will tell if Gerrard does the become the next man to take over at Ibrox but whoever takes over will have to work miracles to make the Gers competitive.

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