Rangers shortlist Steven Gerrard for the managerial role
Scottish heavyweights Rangers have shortlisted Steven Gerrard as the potential candidate to manage the club. The 37-year old former Liverpool and England captain could go on to replace Graeme Murty if selected. Murty is currently the interim manager of Rangers after being appointed by the club in October to see out the season, following the axing of former manager Pedro Caixinha.
Appointing Gerrard would be a good decision
Gerrard is currently Liverpool academy coach and reports state that he is in contention to land the role as the manager of Rangers. The celebrated personality is regarded as one of the best midfielders of his generation. A Liverpool hero, Gerrard could help Rangers with his vast knowledge of the game and also bring his credentials as a coach in top flight football.
After Giggs, is it now time for Gerrard?
With players of his generation in coaching jobs, it could be the time for Gerrard to unveil himself as a manager. Former Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs recently bagged the job as the manager of Wales. Zinedine Zidane has already been successful at Real Madrid.
Rangers in search for a new identity
The Scottish Premiership club haven't won the league title since quite some time and seeing Celtic bag a possible seventh successive title will hurt them. They are second in the league with four matches remaining. They also lost in the Scottish Cup semis after being humiliated 4-0 by Celtic. A new identity and fresh ideas are needed and Gerrard could be the answer.
The midfielder played 710 games for Liverpool scoring 186 goals. During this period he won nine trophies with the club including the Champions League. He also featured for England 114 times. He hung up his boots in 2016 after playing for LA Galaxy.