Ally McCoist urges Gerrard not to leave for Liverpool

Former Rangers striker Ally McCoist doesn’t believe Steven Gerrard will leave for Liverpool for at least another two years.

The former Liverpool captain has done a phenomenal job as manager of Rangers, guiding the Glasgow outfit to an unbeaten campaign with over 100 points – the first in the club’s history.

It was also Rangers’ first league title in over a decade, and they will now be looking forward to returning to the UEFA Champions League.

Given how the trend is in football today, with clubs opting to appoint their ex-players as managers, there’s no surprise to see links between the Reds and the Rangers boss.

However, Jurgen Klopp is already doing an impressive job there and the club are delighted with him. Much like Gerrard, Klopp guided Liverpool to a league title after a long time, and the Champions League before that – making his job extremely secure.

The only way the Liverpool job is vacant in the next 12 months is if Klopp himself decides to step down.

Speaking on talkSPORT, McCoist backed Gerrard to be the Reds boss in the future but doesn’t see it happening in the short term.

He said, “Would Steven Gerrard be a great fit for Liverpool in the future? One hundred percent. It’s all about timing. In my opinion, the timing is not right, right now.

“I’d love him to stay [at Rangers] for another couple of years, win a couple of titles, [compete] in the Champions League… and then if the time is right, move to Liverpool.

“I’m not sure it would be a good move for him going somewhere else before Liverpool. What if it didn’t work out?”

Spot on

The Gerrard to Liverpool rumours are going to continue until he takes over the job at Anfield.

We know that deep down even he wants to take over that position one day but would be the first one to tell you that he’s not quite ready for it.

Even if the job were to be vacant tomorrow there’s a chance he would pass up on it as there’s a timeline in his head and we don’t think he’s there yet.

Gerrard is committed to this Rangers project and the club has regained its stature and quality under his stewardship.

The dressing room, fans and the owners are delighted with the former England international and everything is harmonious at Ibrox.

Next stop, the Champions League.

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