Is the Rangers manager England-bound? - Report
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Gerrard the joint-favourite for next England manager - Report

It appears that in his short time at Ibrox, he’s been impressing the right people as England want Steven Gerrard.

According to the Sun, Gerrard is joint-favourite with Burnley manager Sean Dyche to get the top job. Rangers, however, don’t need to fear anyone taking their manager just yet.

The English FA aren’t looking for immediate appointments. This ultimately means the Gerrard revolution at Ibrox can still be in full swing. Apparently, English FA chiefs instead are wary of Gareth Southgate quitting the role in two years’ time. This would lead to post-Euro 2020 time.

The FA down south will want their new manager to have gained some experience by then. Seeing as it’s only Gerrard’s first job at Ibrox, patience is a necessity.

Steven Gerrard has now managed Rangers to Europa League football (Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

It’s always nice to see Rangers players and even managers linked with top jobs. It shows that the club is on the right path and that people are impressed with Rangers’ work.

In saying that, however, if the process at Ibrox is a slow-build, allowing Gerrard to leave in two years wouldn’t be favourable. The Rangers manager would surely be close to achieving what he’s after at the Gers. Losing him at that stage would probably be a big blow if things work out well.

Yet, it would be difficult to persuade him not to touch the England job.

Gerrard was a hugely successful captain at international level. Added to that, his ultimate ambition will be to no doubt manage Liverpool in the future. Making a success of it at England would shoot him to one of the favourites on the Merseyside shortlist somewhere down the line.

Gareth Southgate has become a highly-popular figure down south (Getty Images)

The Rangers manager has already secured qualification to the Europa League, and went on a 13-match unbeaten run. His start has been mightily impressive, but much work still lies ahead.

It’s a case of crossing the bridge when we come to it anyway. Southgate is still in charge and there’s no reason to believe he won’t want to stay after the Euros.

The English supporters adore him after their World Cup run, whilst he’s thoroughly enjoying the role.

From a Rangers perspective, that’s the perfect thing to hear.

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