'That's just a fact' - Exclusive: Paul Robinson verdict on when Gerrard will leave Rangers
Paul Robinson has insisted Steven Gerrard will not be at Rangers “forever” as he tipped his former teammate for big things in football management.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-England goalkeeper has been blown away by Gerrard’s transformation of the Glasgow giants.
The Liverpool icon has steered Rangers to equal top of the Scottish Premiership table after 11 matches as they prepare to go toe to toe with Celtic in the best title race in a decade.
As revealed by Football Insider, Leeds United are among the clubs who are closely monitoring the Liverpool icon but Robinson believes he will want to knock Celtic of their perch before moving on.
Robinson told Football Insider: “Steven’s not going to stay at Rangers forever, managers don’t stay at clubs forever – that’s not me saying he’s going to get the sack or move on but that’s just a fact, managers move on and Steven, like his playing career, will have a long one as a manager, I’m sure.
“How long will he be at Rangers? I’m sure he’d like to stay there and see the job through because in such a short time he’s had such a big impact. To put them back top of the league (on goal difference) is a huge achievement for them.
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“I think his recruitment’s been excellent, his man-management with players has been excellent and the way that, in a short space of time, he’s been able to put them back on top of the league and give the club a voice again.”
Rangers continued their impressive start to the season by thumping Ross County 4-0 at Dingwall last night to stay hot on Celtic’s heels.
The Hoops also triumphed, less convincingly, last night and both sides have 28 points after 11 matches of what is shaping up to be a thrilling title race.