Rangers lost Steven Gerrard last season and could now see him make a shock move to Turkey with Trabzonspor.
As soon as Rangers won the Scottish Premiership title in 2021, it felt inevitable that Gerrard would be moving on at some point.
Premier League interest was always going to come and the links to Liverpool were never-ending.
Aston Villa ended up pouncing for Gerrard, who took pretty much his whole Rangers staff to England with him.
The move didn’t work out at all and Gerrard lasted less than a year in the Villa Park hot seat.
Gerrard’s old assistant Michael Beale has ended up back in the Ibrox dugout and there was barely a mention of Gerrard returning to Rangers in November.
Gerrard is awaiting his next managerial opportunity and it may come from an unexpected source.
Ex-Rangers boss Steven Gerrard in talks with Trabzonspor
According to Turkish newspaper Karar, Gerrard is in talks to become the new Trabzonspor boss.
It’s stated that vice-president Ertugrul Dogan has met with Gerrard in Turkey this weekend to discuss the job.
The report even carries a photo of Gerrard after allegedly meeting with Dogan for a meal.
This isn’t a done deal though.
Dogan is vying to become Trabzonspor president after the shock resignation of Ahmet Agaoglu earlier this month.
The election of a new Trabzonspor president will take place in two weeks, meaning Gerrard may face a wait.
The report claims that, if Dogan wins, then the appointment of Gerrard is ‘considered certain’.
Trabzonspor currently sit fifth in the Super Lig table and sacked manager Abdullah Avci on Friday, meaning this turnaround with Gerrard is rapid.
Last year’s Turkish champions are seemingly looking for a big name appointment and Gerrard could be their man.
This is a move Rangers fans couldn’t have predicted after that title win just less than two years ago but Gerrard may have to make a bold move abroad to get his career back on track.