Former Hull City midfielder David Meyler has claimed that he would never perform in a coaching role for Rangers, whilst also admitting that Steven Gerrard was his childhood idol.
Seemingly speaking on behalf of the entirety of the Republic of Ireland, Meyler claimed that his family and friends “wouldn’t approve” if he was to join the coaching team at Rangers [Evening Times].
It’s just as well the retired 30-year-old has literally no chance of getting a job at a club as big as the Teddy Bears then.
“I would never coach Rangers, that’s the truth,” said Meyler.
“I’m a Celtic fan from Ireland so I don’t think my family and friends would approve of it.
“Every Irish person I’ve found has always had this loyalty towards Celtic.
“Everybody likes Celtic and wants them to do well, especially when they’re playing Rangers.”
The combative midfielder earned 26 caps for the Republic of Ireland and has been forced to hang up his boots through a knee injury.
Obviously searching out a coaching role, his slightly archaic comments probably say more about Meyler’s attitude and opinions than they do about Rangers.
There’s also a beautiful irony in the fact that Meyler’s childhood idol is now completely and utterly infatuated and engrossed with life at Ibrox.
Steven Gerrard took over at the Gers last year and expressed his love for club by saying there are now two clubs in his “heart” – Liverpool and Rangers [Guardian].
Meyler must’ve been gutted to see the Rangers manager walk out at Ibrox for the first time.