By Jack Cunningham

12th Oct, 2021 | 8:54pm

Former Rangers man Craig Moore issues verdict on Gerrard and Newcastle

Craig Moore doesn’t believe Newcastle United will be interested in taking Steven Gerrard from Rangers.

Speaking on the Go Radio Football Show [via the Daily Record], the former Australian international revealed his thoughts on the 41-year-old swapping Ibrox for St James’ Park.

Gerrard was linked with a move to Tyneside earlier in the week after the Toon’s long-awaited takeover finally went through on Thursday [Daily Mail].

However, it seems as if Moore can’t see the Toon being interested in Gerrard.

He said: “I’m going to be really honest here, I don’t think that job is going to be offered to Steven Gerrard.

“I don’t think he’s ready. He’s not got enough experience as a manager; he has won one trophy at Rangers.

“You need to do a lot more for me to then be able to make that next step.

“They will want somebody who has been at the highest, highest level, that has been through a rebuilding process and done that successfully.”

Gerrard not going anywhere any time soon.

The 41-year-old is supposedly not on the Toon’s list of managerial targets, so it seems as if Moore’s prediction might well be true [The Times].

However, we don’t think that Gerrard hasn’t done enough or anything like that, he has rebuilt the Bears into a dominant force in Scotland once again, and for that, he deserves huge credit.

If he can do that with the Gers, then he could do that somewhere else, so we aren’t convinced by Moore’s trophy argument, but we do hope that he stays at Ibrox.

He is building a legacy in Glasgow, and the only club that should even tempt Gerrard is Liverpool when Jurgen Klopp leaves.

Until then, why go anywhere? He is loved by the fans and has a fantastic relationship with the players.

He has everything in his power to ensure that the Gers dominate Scottish football once more and force Celtic to chase them, so why would he leave that?

In other Rangers news, an ex-player has defended one Gers star from his critics.