Rangers boss Steven Gerrard not in the frame for Newcastle job
Rangers fans will be pleased to read the latest report from The Times today that claims Steven Gerrard is not in the frame for the potential Newcastle managerial role.
It has been widely reported that Steve Bruce will be relieved of his duty following the change in ownership.
Amanda Staveley and her team met with Bruce on Monday and as of now, the Magpies have not made any decision regarding his future.
The Times claim that sources have told them that no decision has been made yet as to who will become the next manager at Newcastle.
The Magpies are considering “strategic reviews” to avoid making mistakes that could damage the club. An excerpt from the report read:
“Names in the frame include Roberto Martínez, Frank Lampard, Lucien Favre and Graham Potter.
“The questions regarding Bruce and who will succeed him will be crucial decisions in the initial period of the new ownership. Bruce’s unpopularity is such that a Newcastle United Supporters Trust survey, run at the start of the month before Mike Ashley’s sale, found that 94.3 per cent wanted him to leave.”
Boost for Rangers
Ever since the takeover has been completed, it has been widely speculated that Newcastle could make an approach to bring Gerrard back to the Premier League from Rangers.
From Danny Murphy to Sir Kenny Dalglish, several ex-players and pundits have opined that a move to Newcastle would be a “risk” for Gerrard as they are currently fighting for survival.
Rangers fans will be pleased to see that the Magpies are not considering Gerrard as an option. The Gers boss has done a terrific job at Rangers since taking charge at the club, but his relative inexperience could be a reason why he hasn’t been considered.
The Gers return to action this weekend when they face Hearts in the top of the SPFL table clash at Ibrox on Saturday as they look to cement their dominance moving forward once again.