Something about gushing praise of Gerrard to Rangers doesn't seem right
Liverpool icon Steven Gerrard could be the next Rangers manager and a host of football personalities have come out and given their views on the potential move for the 37-year-old – but there’s a real sense that many of them view the possibility of Gerrard moving north as though it is a young player going out on loan to get some first-team experience.
The 37-year-old could take his first role as a manager, with a four-year deal on the table according to ESPN, and many of his peers south of the border have came out saying how it’s a great opportunity for Gerrard to go learn the ropes before eventually returning to Anfield.
In theory, that’s brilliant if you are associated with Liverpool but for the legions of Rangers fans worldwide it comes across as a bit of a slap in the face.
While English football thrives in its own inflated sense of importance, the rest of us have no interest in what is best for Liverpool or any other team in the Premier League.
The only thing that matters for Gers fans is that the next manager is capable of turning around the mess the Light Blues find themselves in and putting the Light Blues in a position to challenge Celtic for a league title.
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What is most telling about many of the comments from so-called experts south of the border is that many of them think Gers fans will be happy to come second to Celtic.
Coming second might be regarded as a success at Anfield but at Ibrox it is as good as being last.
Before they come out and put their friend or former team-mate over in the press, pundits down south would do well to learn a thing or two about Scottish football – and the massive expectations that come with managing either half of the Old Firm.