Former Norwich City manager Alex Neil has responded after being asked whether or not he would be interested in managing Rangers or Celtic [Hodge on Nodge podcast].
Neil started his managerial career at Hamilton Accies, before landing the Norwich job in 2015. During a two-year stint at Carrow Road, he guided the Canaries to and managed them in the Premier League, but was sacked after the club had been relegated back to the Championship.
He then had four years in charge of Preston North End, but left the Lilywhites by mutual consent back in March.
When appearing on the Hodge on Nodge podcast this week, Neil responded positively after being asked if he would be interested in taking charge of either Old Firm club.
“I think if Rangers or Celtic come knocking it’s something you would certainly have to sit, talk about and consider,” he said. “There are no doubts about that, with the magnitude of the clubs.”
“Would it be a possibility? I’m probably the wrong person to ask that question, you’d have to ask them that.
“I don’t know, I could see myself managing again in Scotland again at some point; when that will be I’m not quite sure.”
Steven Gerrard is contracted until 2024 and given his performance so far in the role of Rangers manager, the club will want him to stay as long as possible.
The Ibrox hot seat will be vacant again at some stage in the future, though, and when the job is available, there’ll be plenty of interested managers out there, especially given that Rangers are now thriving once more.
Neil has plenty of management experience for a 39-year-old but one would think he’ll have to achieve plenty over the next few years for him to come into the reckoning when Gerrard eventually moves on.