The chairman of Turkish Super Liga outfit Besiktas dreams of having Rangers boss Steven Gerrard as manager, according to reports in Turkey.
Fanatik are claiming that Ahmet Nur Çebi wants the Rangers manager to replace struggling current coach Abdullah Avcı with the Istanbul club 7th in the top tier of Turkish football.
The report claims that whilst Çebi might want Gerrard in charge, financial limitations are preventing the club moving for the Ibrox boss.
Because of stringent financial controls at the club Fanatik claim that Abdullah Avcı won’t be sacked as the club can’t afford the severance package.
That’s despite Besiktas falling to seven defeats in their last eight matches.
The report claims that Çebi has wanted Gerrard to be the manager at the 41k capacity Vodafone Park in Istanbul since he took over as chairman in October last year.
That explains all those reports concerning the Turkish outfit’s interest in the Rangers boss back last year [Mehmet Demirkol].
Steven Gerrard, 39, recently signed a new contract at Ibrox tying him and his backroom staff to the club until 2024.
With Jurgen Klopp also set to remain at Liverpool until that year, there’s every chance Stevie will have one eye on the Anfield hot-seat when he leaves.
Gerrard has never been shy in reiterating his commitment to Rangers and even as he approaches his 100th game in charge he claims he is hoping to see “100 more”.
Besiktas can keep dreaming.