Rangers boss Steven Gerrard might’ve spent much of the gap between 55 and the new season reiterating his commitment to Ibrox.
But that didn’t stop Gerrard from being extensively linked elsewhere with Premier League outfit Tottenham Hotspur amongst the most prominent names linked to the Gaffer.
Spurs have been struggling to get a top manager in the door all summer long as clubs across the country toil to get new management ahead of the new season.
After talks collapsed between everyone from Paulo Fonseca to Rino Gattuso, reports emerged claiming that Daniel Levy and co had one eye on the Rangers boss.
Give Me Sport even claimed that the Ibrox hierarchy was “fearing” a potential move for Gerrard ahead of 21/22 – despite Stevie G’s constant reiterations regarding his future.
Unsurprisingly, Spurs have now moved elsewhere as ex-Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo takes over at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Rangers boss Steven Gerrard is fully committed to the task at hand this season and it’s clear that the Ibrox gaffer has unfinished business in Glasgow.
With a Champions League qualifying campaign on the horizon – and an abysmal cup record to set right – there’s still plenty to be done at Rangers for Gerrard.
“I feel really optimistic and excited about the future at Rangers,” Gerrard told Rangers’ official souvenir magazine.
“I want us to defend this championship with our lives and also attack 2021/22 with everything we have got, with hopefully all our fans back at Ibrox and at away games if the coronavirus restrictions allow for that.
“But for me, that is what being at this club is all about – it is about success, trophies and keeping that hunger and consistency moving forward.
“That hunger is either in you or it is not and I think the day when I don’t feel it is in me is the day I won’t get involved in football or I’ll call it a day.
“It goes without saying that we have missed our supporters massively and, while we want to build on our recent league success for them, we also want to improve and go further in the domestic cup competitions while striving to be better in Europe.
“So there is much to play for next season and with new faces in our squad there is no reason why we can’t go into it with great optimism, excitement and belief.”
Gerrard has also been speaking about those emotional scenes on the eve of 55 being secured and admits memories of the celebrations will “go to the grave” with him.