Speculation is mounting that Steven Gerrard could be in line to take the reins at Rangers this summer.
Strong reports all week have suggested that the Liverpool legend is high on the shortlist to succeed interim boss Graeme Murty at Ibrox, in what would be his first management role at senior level.
One potential stumbling block would have been Liverpool’s reluctance to allow their under-18s manager to depart the club, particularly given the progress the underage side have made during his reign, but the Times have reported the Premier League side will not stand in Gerrard’s way if he decides he wants to begin his first-team managerial career in the Scottish Premiership. Furthermore, they would not look for compensation.
Gerrard is thought to be considering the role, though it would represent a massive risk for him to take on a high-pressure role with no prior experience at senior level. The 37-year-old could yet turn Rangers down, just as he did with League One side MK Dons when thay came calling in 2016.
Rangers are looking to end a period of managerial instability that has spanned the last few years. Murty replaced the sacked Pedro Caixinha in October (the second time in less than twelve months he had taken on a caretaker role) and despite being on course to lead Rangers to at least a top-three finish in the Premiership, he is not thought to be among the frontrunners to get the job on a permanent basis.