Former Rangers director of football Mark Allen believes Steven Gerrard will be staying put amid the speculation of a switch to Liverpool.
Rangers are undefeated in the league and in Europe this season under Gerrard. They’re set to win their first Scottish Premiership since 2010/11, and currently have a 15 point gap over Celtic with a game in hand.
Gerrard’s impressive leadership in Glasgow has led to the Mirror report that Liverpool are keeping tabs on him amid fears Jurgen Klopp will want the Germany job should Joachim Low leave.
As quoted by the Scottish Sun, Allen believes that Gerrard won’t walk away from Ibrox at the moment. He said: “I think he’ll always be linked, to be fair, when you think of the part he played at Liverpool and the esteem in which he’s held.
“But I also think he’s a guy who wants to show what he can be done outside of Liverpool. If it stands him in good stead for one day being considered for that job, then great.
“What people will take from this regardless is that Steven is and will be a top manager – full stop.
“I can’t speculate what’s next for Steven. From my understanding, he won’t walk away from anything.
“Look at Sir Alex at United. After every single year of success, he added more. I think that would be one of the things on Steven’s mind.”
Less of the negativity
It seems that despite the vast success this season there always has to be some sort of downer put on things.
We’ve just got over the ‘Cov-idiot’ scandal, and now there’s talk of the boss walking. In fairness to Allen he makes a good point, there will always be speculation about Gerrard going to Liverpool because of the frenzy it would cause.
At the rate he’s developing as a manager, it might not just be Liverpool who eventually comes knocking for him. His turnaround at the club has been nothing short of remarkable.
The record in the league this season reads 26 wins and four draws, with 0 defeats. We’ve conceded just nine league goals. Any XI named by the boss plays with passion and drive, a lot like he did in his playing days.
Having a manager that won some of the biggest competitions at club level is inspiring for a group of players. The sky’s the limit for Gerrard and his managerial career, we just hope its at Ibrox for the foreseeable.
In other Rangers news, Alex McLeish says the board will be delighted with the Europa League run.