Barry Ferguson does not see Steven Gerrard leaving Rangers any time soon as he is still yet to prove himself as a top manager.
A recent report from The Mirror suggests the Gers boss is being lined up as a replacement for Jurgen Klopp, who could become Germany manager once the under-pressure Joachim Low leaves.
Gerrard looks set to land the league title but Ferguson believes he has to add to his trophy cabinet before taking on the job at Anfield.
He told the Go Radio Football Show (01/03), “He knows he needs to start winning trophies, he’s very close now.
“He’s two or three years away from getting – we all know what job he wants in the end – it’s his club that means so much to him.
“He knows himself he needs to win trophies as a manager to be successful.
“In time I do believe he will be a top manager and in time I believe he will be Liverpool manager.
“I can’t see it for the next two or three years.”
Ferguson makes a strong point as a club like Liverpool will be unwilling to appoint a relatively inexperienced manager – even if it is Gerrard.
They may even take a look at Frank Lampard’s fate at Chelsea and decide they do not want to replicate it.
In any case, Gerrard has unfinished business at Ibrox.
He will finally enjoy his first title win this season but he will surely want to manage us in the Champions League.
There is also a good chance for us to reassert our dominance over Scottish football – that should appeal to any manager.
If he adds to this title he will no doubt create great memories and be viewed as a hero by fans.
His managerial career is young too so there is plenty of time for Gerrard to join Liverpool if that is his wish.
Hopefully, he continues to prove his ability with us and makes us better year after year – just as he has done so far.
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