Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has rebuffed an approach from Championship club Derby County, according to the Times.
They report that the beaten Championship play-off finalists are planning for life without current boss Frank Lampard and sounded out Gerrard about potentially taking over from his former England international team-mate.
Gerrard is reportedly fully committed to Rangers and believes that a genuine title challenge is on the cards in the coming season and is in absolutely no rush to leave.
He apparently has three years three years remaining on his current Ibrox deal and does not feel that the Championship is a better place to be than the SPL.
Gerrard sticking around is a major boost for Rangers as their pre-season preparation gets under way within days in Portugal.
The money in the English game can see heads get turned north of the border – as Celtic found out to their cost when Brendan Rodgers moved down to Leicester in the middle of last season.
But moving to the second tier clearly doesn’t appeal to Gerrard at this moment in time. Make no mistake, he was brought to Ibrox in order to bring the title back and on that score, his work is far from over.