Chris Sutton has delivered a damning verdict on Steven Gerrard taking the Rangers job, and made the incredible claim that the Ibrox job is the toughest and most treacherous on the planet, and that Gerrard’s manager career could be over before it starts if he takes the job..
He has said that on one level it would be a great appointment for Scottish football, that would add much-needed glamour to the Premiership.
However, he thinks it would be a nightmare for Gerrard and for Rangers and has asked why the Liverpool legend would even contemplate taking on the job.
He goes on to make a sensational claim that it’s the “toughest job in world football”.
Writing in his column in the Daily Record, Sutton said: “Rangers boss has to be one of the most treacherous gigs on the planet and I cannot imagine for the life of me what benefit he would see in moving to Ibrox right now.
“It’s an absolute nightmare. The most poisoned chalice around. No stability at the club, no leadership, no players worth much at his disposal and the task of trying to overhaul a Celtic team packed full of stars, with a burgeoning bank balance and a manager who is at the peak of his powers.
“Gerrard could finish his managerial career before it even really starts if he chooses to accept the offer made to him.”
Football Insider verdict:
Chris Sutton is not a Rangers fan and it’s well known that he loves to wind them up, but this is going too far. He’s still got a reputation as a serious football pundit, and to suggest that Rangers is the toughest job in world football is stretching this to breaking point. Of course it’s a high-profile, high-pressure job. No one’s doubting that. And lots of eyebrows have been raised about Gerrard joining in his first senior management role. But Sutton has crossed the line into Celtic fandom here and needs to reign it back in, or he might only be talking to Celtic fans next season.
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