By Kevin Phillips

14th Nov, 2021 | 11:00am

Terry has 'made it clear' to Rangers board after Ibrox source reveal on next manager - pundit

Kevin Phillips has urged the Rangers board to appoint John Terry as their new manager.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the 2000 European Golden Shoe winner claimed the experience of working with Dean Smith and Craig Shakespeare at Aston Villa would stand Terry, 40, in good stead for the role.

The Gers are in the process of appointing a new manager after Steven Gerrard left to join Aston Villa on Thursday.

An Ibrox source told Football Insider (11th November) the club have set their sights on Ronald Koeman and John Terry, as well as current favourite Giovanni van Bronckhorst (Sky Sports).

When asked by Football Insider for his assessment of Terry’s credentials following his extensive spell at Villa, Phillips said: “John has made it clear that he wants to go into management.

“That is his next step.

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“He has no managerial experience at all. At least Steven Gerrard managed the Under-18s at Liverpool. He had an inkling how to manage players. John hasn’t had that. For that reason it would be a slight gamble but I would love to see it.

“I want to see our legends given opportunities. John has worked with Dean Smith and Craig Shakespeare, who are very experienced in the game.

“He would command respect as soon as he walked into that dressing room, much like Steven Gerrard. I would like to see him given the opportunity.”

In other news, McLeish has issued a ‘huge’ prediction about Ryan Kent after what he has just seen at Rangers.