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Report: Gerrard a candidate to be Everton manager

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard is a candidate to replace Carlo Ancelotti after the Italian left Everton for Real Madrid.

According to The Athletic, the former Liverpool midfielder is a candidate for the Blues hot seat. Some of the other contenders include the likes of Rafa Benitez, David Moyes, Roberto Martinez, Erik ten Haag and Paulo Fonseca.

The Liverpudlian has performed miracles during his time with the Glasgow giants. Rangers were the runaway champions of the Scottish Premiership last season, winning by 25 points from rivals Celtic.

It was the club’s first league title since they were forced to reform back in the summer of 2012.

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Gerrard’s achievements last season was nothing short of miraculous. Rangers were a dominant force in Scotland and across Europe.

Their style of play under the legendary figure was pretty eye-catching with the Gers scoring plenty of goals. As a matter of fact, the Ibrox giants scored the sixth-most goals in the competition, averaging the sixth-most as well.

His appointment wouldn’t raise any eyebrows from a quality point-of-view. But, given his connections with Liverpool, it would from a rivalry one.

Gerrard’s connection with the red half of the city run deep after a stellar career.

Whilst he is mooted as a target at this point of the search, the 41-year-old seems an almost impossible target.

It’s hard to see Gerrard switching Rangers for one of his bitter rivals, even if it does provide him with a great opportunity.

The chance to manage in the Premier League is the next step up from Rangers, but, with the Everton job up for grabs, a distant one.

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