A Daily Mail report has claimed that Steven Gerrard is likely in his last season at Rangers amid speculation linking him with Newcastle United.
Since Gerrard took over at Ibrox in May 2018, he’s been linked with a number of other managerial roles.
It’s widely thought that the 41-year-old will eventually end up working in the Premier League and probably, at some stage, as manager of his former club Liverpool.
Former Rangers chairman Dave King previously stated that he would consider it a major surprise if Gerrard left the Ibrox hot seat before the end of his current deal, which runs until 2024 [Sky Sports].
However, after the high-profile Saudi Arabia-backed takeover at Newcastle, current Toon boss Steve Bruce is expected to be sacked and the search is on for a replacement.
The Daily Mail claims Gerrard is ‘intrigued’ by the situation at St James’ Park and that sources in Scotland believe this will be his final season in Glasgow regardless.
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Gerrard and his staff have made massive changes at Rangers since their arrival over three years ago and whenever they leave, they will be incredibly hard to replace.
Previously, supporters had laughed off links with mid to lower-table Premier League clubs, including Newcastle.
Things have changed completely overnight with the Magpies, though, and now that they have the wealthiest backers in world football, the job there would be an attractive proposition for most coaches.
Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers is another name that has been mentioned and Bears will be hoping that Newcastle’s new owners insist on someone with Premier League experience.
Gerrard would also risk tarnishing his legacy at Ibrox if he upped sticks mid-season, just as Rodgers did with Celtic.