Thursday is D-Day: Gerrard breaks his silence over talks with Rangers
By Richard Parks
Steven Gerrard has broken his silence over intense Rangers speculation by revealing he has held initial “positive” discussions about becoming the club’s new manager.
The Liverpool icon told BT Sport on Tuesday night at the start of their Champions League coverage that further negotiations with the Glasgow giants will take place on Thursday.
Asked by host Gary Lineker if reports linking him to Rangers were correct, Gerrard replied: “Yes, there’s truth in the rumours. I’ve heard initial talks with Rangers and the plan is to pick them up in a couple of days time.”
Asked if he was confident about becoming Rangers manager, he told Lineker: “We’ll see. There’s an interest. I’ve held positive talks with them. The plan is, obviously I’m busy for the next couple of days now, but I’ll pick it up on Thursday and we’ll see if I can progress it.”
“I’ve held positive talks with them.”
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Credit to Gerrard for opening up and revealing the latest on his Rangers situation. Given the Liverpool icon’s revelation that “positive” discussions have already been held, it appears that a deal is all but done. There is no way that such a seasoned football man would have gone that far unless he was genuinely on the verge of taking the job. Gerrard is not one to duck a question, and credit to Gary Lineker for asking the one that everyone is desperate to hear the answer to, and it now appears to be only a matter of crossing the t’s and dotting the i’s before the former midfielder is unveiled as the successor to Graeme Murty, who quit the job today. Prepare for an announcement by the end of the week, barring a Derek McInnes-style U-turn.