Noel Whelan has insisted that any club trying to prize Steven Gerrard away from Rangers is “wasting their time”.

The former Aberdeen and Leeds United forward, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, was adamant that the 40-year-old would remain at Ibrox until he brings silverware to the fans.

The Express report that the Gers boss is being lined up by Bristol City for their vacant post along with Chris Hughton, Lee Bowyer and Ryan Lowe.

Football Insider understands that former Brighton boss Hughton is confident of landing the job formerly occupied by Lee Johnson.

Gerrard has four years left on his current contract in Glasgow after he signed a two-year extension in December.

When asked by Football Insider if he believed the former Liverpool captain would be tempted by a move to the Championship, Whelan said: “They are wasting their time.

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“I very much doubt Steven Gerrard would leave Glasgow Rangers right now.

“I would be very surprised if he is prized away without winning something. He will not see his first managerial job as done until he wins some sort of silverware whether it be the league or a cup.

“That man has got pride written all over him. He will not let his first managerial position be known as a nearly job.

“He will bring silverware to Ibrox before he contemplates moving. He is nowhere near finished.”

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