David Weir is convinced that Rangers manager Steven Gerrard is going to appear on the radar of Premier League clubs, but predicts that he will end up staying at Ibrox.
Gerrard, 40, has already gone down in Gers folklore this season for being the manager that ended Celtic’s dreams of winning 10 league titles in a row.
Instead, Rangers have won the Scottish Premiership, plus they knocked their Glasgow rivals out of the Scottish Cup in the fourth round on Sunday.
Gerrard has the opportunity to win a domestic double this year, and all his hard work at Ibrox is paying off.
His third season in charge of Rangers this year has proven to be the real breakthrough one, but there is no doubt he’s needed the time to build the squad in his own image during the past few years.
It’s only his first job in management, but he understandably receives a lot of attention due to his playing career with Liverpool and England.
Weir has made a prediction regarding the future of the Rangers boss.
“I’m sure he will receive interest [from Premier League clubs],” Weir told Football Pass.
“I’m sure he’ll be on the radar of a lot of clubs, but I think he’s made it clear that he’s enjoying the project at Rangers… Obviously, I hope he stays at Rangers for a lot of years to come, and I think the words we’ve heard from Steven would reflect that, but football is a funny game. I don’t really see [him leaving].
If you read between the lines of Gerrard’s interviews, it sounds like he’s staying put at Rangers for now.
He’s gone on record in the past to admit it would be a dream to one day manage his boyhood club Liverpool, but right now he’s built something special at Ibrox and is adored by the Gers supporters.
It’s one thing for the Light Blues to win the league title, but an entire challenge altogether trying to retain it.