Charlie Adam discusses Steven Gerrard leaving Rangers for Newcastle
Rangers manager Steven Gerrard is already being linked with the Newcastle United job, as the Premier League club were finally taken over this week.
The PIF Group, headed up by Amanda Staveley and Saudi state, have completed the big-money purchase of the Magpies. It brings an end to the 14-year reign of Mike Ashley.
However, despite dreams of big-money signings and new players, the hottest topic among Newcastle fans is who is going to be the next manager.
New Man in Charge
Steve Bruce is, seemingly anyway, on borrowed time. The Newcastle boss has already conceded he could be sacked, and the Daily Mail lists Rangers manager Steven Gerrard as a potential replacement.
Gerrard has impressed at Ibrox. He won the SPFL title ahead of Celtic last season. He’s also got the best out of players such as Tavenier, Kamara, and Kent.
And former Liverpool and Scotland midfielder, Charlie Adam, believes Gerrard may eventually be tempted by Newcastle.
“The investment is there for Steven Gerrard to go and be Newcastle manager. He could go and have £150million to spend. Do I think he’ll go? No, I think he will see out the job he has at Rangers,” Adam said. (via the Daily Record)
“He’s got a good job there, and he knows what he is doing. Long-term though, is this (going to Newcastle) the stepping stone to get the Liverpool job? Maybe.
“If there is the right project available any manager will have to look at it.”
TBR’s View: Newcastle and Steven Gerrard a good match
The club could certainly do far worse. Gerrard has proven himself with Rangers but then again, it’s only his first job in football.
He certainly has the personality to be in charge of Newcastle though. He isn’t fazed by expectation, and is young enough to be given the time to build something in the northeast.
Gerrard, then, is certainly an intriguing name on this ever-growing list.
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