By Jason Jones

12th Jul, 2020 | 10:42am

Report - Rangers boss Gerrard emerges as target for Bristol City vacancy

Rangers boss Steven Gerrard has emerged as a target for English Championship side Bristol City, according to the Daily Express

The Robins are on the hunt for a new manager after parting company with Lee Johnson recently.

They currently find themselves 11th in the table after winning just two of their previous 11 matches.

The report suggests that Bristol chief Steve Lansdown has grand ambitions for the club, and has drawn up a shortlist of targets to replace Johnson this summer.

Gerrard is firmly on that list, as are former Brighton boss Chris Hughton, Charlton Athletic’s Lee Bowyer and Plymouth Argyle’s Ryan Lowe.

But the Express claims that billionaire Lansdown believes that Gerrard is the man to fulfil his aspirations of securing promotion to the Premier League next season.

Should we be concerned by this report?

Not overly.

Of course, nothing in football is written in stone, but the enthusiasm and vigour with which Gerrard has thrown himself into the transfer market this summer certainly give the impression of a manager who is intent on sticking around for a while longer.

The ex-Liverpool man has unfinished business at Ibrox, and he doesn’t seem like the sort of character who would walk away from a challenge partway through.

Perhaps most importantly, however, The Sun journalist Alan Nixon has moved quickly to quell any rumours about a potential move.

The reliable reporter, who has a very good track record with this sort of thing, has suggested that the report is based on misinformation.

Nixon’s tone is very, very dismissive, and all the signs point Gerrard staying in Glasgow – for the forceable future at least.

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