Gerrard should jump at Rangers chance, says BBC pundit

Alan Shearer believes Steven Gerrard would be crazy to turn down the manager’s job at Rangers.

Under Graeme Murty the Gers were thumped 5-0 by Celtic at Celtic Park on Sunday as the Hoops claimed a seventh straight Scottish title.

Rangers are currently third, but in danger of losing that spot to Hibs and they will part ways with Murty at the end of  the season, despite the former Reading defender’s bullish talk ahead of the Old Firm game.

Murty has told the Rangers hierarchy that he wants the position permanently and he believes he has done a good job, but Gerrard is understood to have been approached about the job and the speculation suggests the 37-year-old will take on the role in the summer.

And Shearer says it will be a great career move for the current Liverpool Under-18s boss.

“It’s a big ‘if’, because there are no guarantees, but if everything is put in place and he is promised funds – and I’m pretty sure if he accepts they would have to deliver what they have promised to him – I think it’s a no-brainer for him,” Shearer told BBC Sport.

“He’ll be able to attract bigger players because of who he is and what he brings to the football club.

“Wherever he goes, people will follow because he’s such a huge name.

“If he were to take another job, for argument’s sake in the Championship, it’s a very, very tough league. He’s got to then also get up to the Premier League and there’s 12 or 13 teams that can do that,” he added.

 

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