Rangers coach Michael Beale has dropped an exciting hint regarding the long-term future of Steven Gerrard in a RangersTV interview.
Gerrard and the rest of the Gers first-team coaching staff are under contract until 2024.
There’s been a lot of speculation in recent times that the manager could leave the club early, though, with Liverpool [Mirror], Tottenham [90min.com] and Crystal Palace [Go Radio Football Show] amongst the Premier League sides linked with interest.
However, according to Beale, the coaching staff are in it for the long haul in Glasgow, with a period of dominance now the aim following the clinching of 55.
“We are evolving and adapting,” he told RangersTV. “The good news for us is that the Rangers you see today is only just the start. Winning the league was just the start. It wasn’t the end point, it was just the start of us going on a dominant run.”
“That’s what the staff are committed to and that’s what we are challenging and provoking the players to push on to.
“And that’s what we will be looking at when we go to add to the squad in the summer, which I’m sure we will, to take us to the next level. To reiterate, it’s just the start.”
Rangers supporters will be delighted with these comments from Beale, who, in his own right, is hugely popular with the fan base.
The 40-year-old made it clear that he sees his and the rest of the staff’s futures at Ibrox, with a trophy-laden run the aim.
His comments back up a recent claim made by former Gers chairman Dave King, who said he couldn’t see Gerrard leaving Glasgow until his current deal expires [Sky Sports].
Meanwhile, another important staff member, Gary McAllister, has given his verdict on who should win the hotly contested Rangers Player of the Year award.