By Doug Ward

21st Apr, 2021 | 7:30am

Cascarino: Rangers boss Gerrard capable of filling Tottenham manager vacancy

Tony Cascarino has tipped Rangers manager Steven Gerrard to succeed Jose Mourinho at Tottenham and be a success with the Premier League club.

Gerrard has done a wonderful job at Ibrox, leading Rangers to their first Scottish Premiership title in a decade and reaching the last-16 of the Europa League on two occasions.

On Monday, Spurs sacked Mourinho with the London club struggling in the Premier League and looking as though they might fail to qualify for European football.

Ex-Chelsea striker Cascarino believes Gerrard is an obvious contender to replace the now-former Spurs manager.

“One manager who looks capable of filling that role [at Tottenham] is Steven Gerrard,” Cascarino wrote on The Times website.

“People say he will be the next Liverpool manager but maybe not, or, if so, perhaps he will do another job before then.

“What he has done at Rangers is extraordinary: the way he handles himself in interviews and the huge improvement of the team on the pitch.

“Would he excite the likes of Harry Kane? I would say he would.”

Hands off

It’s no surprise to see Gerrard get linked with a job down south.

It’s already happened this season with the former Liverpool midfielder being linked to a return to Anfield if Jurgen Klopp moves on.

While we might be worried about Liverpool if they come calling for Stevie G, we’re not worried about Tottenham in the slightest.

Spurs have managed to become one of the most toxic clubs in European football in the last few days by signing up for the European Super League and sacking their manager a few days later.

Would Gerrard be interested in a poisoned chalice in North London? Absolutely not.

Liverpool are not in the best of ways either but we have no doubt that the Merseyside-born manager would be keen on a return to his former club due to his attachment to them.

Tottenham can come calling all they want as they hunt down a replacement for Mourinho but we’re sure that Rangers will bat away any approaches and Gerrard will make his rejection very clear.

In other Rangers news, Keith Hackett has reacted to a controversy in the win over Celtic which BBC Sportscene failed to analyse.