By Doug Ward

23rd Apr, 2021 | 9:33am

Rangers all but certain Steven Gerrard will stay despite fresh Tottenham speculation

Rangers are “all but certain” Steven Gerrard is in it for the long-haul at Ibrox amid fresh speculation surrounding the vacancy at Tottenham, according to GiveMeSport.

On Monday, Spurs sacked Jose Mourinho and since then, a number of pundits have backed Gerrard for the job in North London.

Tony Cascarino claims Gerrard is “capable” of the job at Spurs [The Times] while Alan Brazil said on talkSPORT he thinks the Rangers manager will move to London.

Gerrard is also in the running, according to some bookmakers.

However, GiveMeSport has shared an uplifting update on Rangers’ stance on a mooted Gerrard move to Tottenham. The report says: “Now, we understand that Rangers are all but certain they can keep the former England captain at Ibrox (providing Jurgen Klopp doesn’t leave Liverpool) for the long-term, even if more interest emerges.

“Under contract until 2024, the fact that the Glasgow giants are preparing for a return to Champions League action and have a genuine chance of building a new era of sustained success given the problems at Celtic this season will likely be enough to keep Gerrard.”

Another year of Stevie Ger

Liverpool and Jurgen Klopp don’t seem as through they’re close to parting company with one another and let’s face it, if that happens, it’s the only thing that would worry us about Gerrard leaving.

Stevie G is here at Rangers with a long-term vision in mind but if his boyhood club, where he became a legend as a player, come calling, it’s going to be hard for him to turn it down and he would go with our blessing after all he’s done at Ibrox.

However, Spurs is a different matter. That club is a shambles.

They sacked Mauricio Pochettino not long after he took them to a Champions League final and replaced him with a manager who’s clearly going backwards. They then decided they were big enough to compete in the European Super League despite knowing they had no chance of winning it and it was all about money.

Gerrard would slightly ruin his legacy at Rangers if he left Ibrox for the unnamed toilet seat stadium in North London.

In other Rangers news, a BBC Sportscene pundit was stunned by “unbelievable” controversy in the draw with St Johnstone.