Wolves consider swoop for Rangers manager Steven Gerrard
Rangers boss Steven Gerrard is among the candidates being considered by Wolves as they search for a new manager, according to The Athletic.
The Premier League club parted ways with Nuno Espirito Santo last week after finishing just six points above 17th-place Burnley, and they have already begun the search for his successor.
Bruno Lage is said to be the frontrunner to make the move to Molineux, but plans have been drawn up in the event that the Portuguese fails to be granted a work permit.
Wolves reporter Tim Spiers wrote on The Athletic website that Gerrard is one name that could come into contention, should a move for Lage fall through.
“Wolves have spent the last week assessing the managerial market and which other options might be open to them, should they have a change of heart about Lage or if he isn’t granted that work permit,” he said.
“It’s believed they have considered both the currently clubless former Chelsea coach Frank Lampard and Rangers boss Steven Gerrard, but that neither man has been formally approached.”
It’s not exactly a dream move for Gerrard, is it?
We can believe the prospect of joining his boyhood club Liverpool would eventually tempt Gerrard, but Wolves? A mid-table Premier League side? No chance.
Tottenham Hotspur has also been mentioned as a possible next destination after they sacked Jose Mourinho, and we scoffed at that, so imagine our faces when we read this report…
Wolves ended up in 13th this season, after consecutive seventh-placed finishes.
Star striker Raul Jimenez has been out for months after a serious head injury and there is no telling what shape he will return in, while other key first-team members could also head out the exit door.
They won’t be playing European football next season while we will welcome the Champions League soundtrack back to Ibrox – why on earth would Gerrard swap Glasgow for the West Midlands?
He might well be on their shortlist, but there’s little to no chance of this happening.
In other Rangers news, legal dispute with Mike Ashley reaches costly verdict.