'Jog right on' – Some Rangers fans react as Gerrard reportedly linked with Championship club
Steven Gerrard was a risk for Rangers but it’s one that looks like it could pay off in a big way.
Gerrard had never managed at senior level before he came to Ibrox but after a first season that promised plenty but ultimately delivered nothing, Rangers are now top of the league.
Gerrard has taken a squad that was pretty hopeless and turned it into one that could actually stop Celtic from winning nine-in-a-row.
Rangers have only lost one game this season – against Celtic unfortunately – and have scored 14 goals in their last three games and conceded none. In Alfredo Morelos and Jermain Defoe they’ve got arguably the two best strikers in the division.
It’s perhaps not surprising then that Gerrard has been linked with a move to Championship club Leeds. They’re currently managed by veteran Marcelo Bielsa but the talk is that he would probably not stay for a third season in the Championship if Leeds don’t get promoted this season. They’re currently fifth.
Gerrard, meanwhile, is being primed for the Liverpool job but Jurgen Klopp is under contract until 2022 and he’s surely unlikely to leave early. That leaves three years. Could Gerrard be tempted in a move to Leeds next season?
Rangers fans don’t think so, asking why he would take a step down to manage in the Championship when he’s at top-tier Rangers and playing in Europe.
This is what the fans are saying…
Leeds want Steven Gerrard in the summer 🤣 jog right on with that idea
— 🇬🇧 Aldo RFC 🇬🇧 (@56incomingRFC) October 10, 2019
You’ve had 11 managers since 2012.
The job hasn’t acted as a springboard for any of them.
Gerrard wants the Liverpool job.
Leeds as a stepping stone is high risk so I think he will pass.
He might go elsewhere but I’d be surprised if it was Leeds
— doninglasgow (@musicwhatmusic) October 10, 2019
Leeds line up Gerrard swoop? Aye good luck wi that lads. NO WAY is he leaving Rangers for anybody other than Liverpool https://t.co/aFoCWy4Av9
— Craig Smith 🇬🇧 (@csljm84) October 10, 2019
Gerrard is [email protected] as he’s appreciated by fans who know he&Assistant Manager McAllister&their team are doing a good job.Why wld he want to go to Leeds a struggling team. He will eventually go south at his time to the right team,after being a success with Rangers. https://t.co/J8OnVx5UJu
— James (@James82224273) October 10, 2019
Ref with the dodgy handshakes, Gerrard going to Leeds, Morelos away for 8m #, Rangers need to pay Sports Direct 10m, Hearing Rangers are going into admin next week, 15 point deduction, 10iar HWG. Honestly excellent the pish that comes out there mouths after dropping points 🤣🤣🥳
— SM (@StevenMurray72) October 9, 2019
In other Rangers news: Morelos talks about dream Premier League move again after international call-up