Pundit says Rangers manager Steven Gerrard could be tempted by Newcastle move
Mark Wilson has told SuperScoreBoard – as per The Record – that Rangers manager Steven Gerrard could be tempted by a move to Newcastle United.
Gerrard, 41, is in his fourth season at Rangers – joining the club in 2018. The Gers gaffer has since managed 185 games, winning 120 – a win rate of 65%.
In that time, he has guided Rangers to an unbeaten Scottish Premiership title – simultaneously stopping Celtic from achieving a record 10-in-a-row.
The England legend has also impressed on the European stage, taking Rangers to the last 16 of the Europa League in the last two seasons.
The Mail reported earlier on Friday that Gerrard could be ‘intrigued’ by the Newcastle project, following Thursday’s enormous £300million takeover.
It is believed that Gerrard could leave at the end of the season. Ex-Celtic man Wilson reckons the Rangers boss would be tempted to join Newcastle.
“A club like Newcastle would be looking at someone with his experience who has dealt with a high pressure environment, that Glasgow brings.
“He can tactically work out things against bigger sides. I don’t think that Steven Gerrard going to Newcastle is too far from the mark.
“His will want to manage in England, never mind Liverpool. To manage in the Premier League is the promised land for any young manager.”
Wilson on Gerrard: Could Rangers boss take over at Newcastle?
Without a doubt. Everything looks to point in favour of Gerrard and Newcastle. He has reached a ceiling at Rangers, and could go.
But to go from Rangers to Liverpool is an enormous step up. Gerrard needs to prove himself in the Premier League, before a move to Anfield.
Frank Lampard showed that joining your boyhood club, of that size, in Chelsea – was way too soon. He needs to show he is capable of it.
Newcastle is the perfect place. A club with a project, money, that are on the up. The Toon need an attacking manager that can tempt players.
They are a match made in heaven. Do not be surprised if Gerrard swaps Rangers for Newcastle, replacing Steve Bruce.
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