Former Rangers boss Steven Gerrard is in contention for the England Under-21 job – and that could see him coach Gers target James Trafford.
Gerrard’s name is doing the rounds at the moment as he looks to get back into management.
Sacked by Aston Villa in October, Gerrard’s decision to leave Rangers for the Premier League didn’t exactly work well.
The England and Liverpool legend must now try to rebuild his reputation in management and he is being linked with a couple of jobs.
Reports in Turkey suggest that Gerrard has been in talks over a move to become the new Trabzonspor boss.
The Daily Mail now report that Gerrard will be sounded out over becoming the next England Under-21 manager.
Lee Carsley is expected to consider his future this summer and Gerrard – alongside Scott Parker and Frank Lampard – would be expected to be targeted.
Steven Gerrard could coach Rangers target James Trafford
If Gerrard does become England Under-21 boss in the coming months, he would be in charge of a player who may yet end up at Rangers.
Manchester City goalkeeper James Trafford already has two England Under-21 caps and should have plenty more to come.
Trafford is only 20 and should rack up the caps for England’s Under-21 side in the coming years.
Trafford has been shining on loan at Bolton Wanderers, so much so that Rangers are interested in signing him.
The Daily Mail reported in December that Rangers have been showing a real interest in signing Trafford.
Allan McGregor is now 41 and is out of contract this summer, so Rangers need to be in the market for a new goalkeeper.
Trafford fits the bill and could become Rangers’ first-choice stopper for years to come if they can somehow tempt City into selling.
There now appears to be a very real chance that Trafford ends up signing for Rangers all whilst being managed by Gerrard on the international stage in a surprise turn of events.