OPINION: Should Gerrard jump ship at Rangers to join a sinking one at Newcastle Utd
We’ve seen Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to Man United, Frank Lampard to Chelsea. Is it possible to see Steven Gerrard go to Newcastle?
Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard gave Rangers FC their best season in recent years after his first full season in charge. The chatter here at the Football Manc Cave is that he is wanted by Mike Ashley, to fill the vacant manager spot at Newcastle United left by his old boss; Rafa Benitez.
With Rangers having resurrected themselves from the financial blows of 2012, the future appears bright for the second best team in Scotland. With Steven Gerrard proving his managerial skills after only one year with the Glasgow club, he has instantly become a favourite at Ibrox Stadium.
Newcastle United are amid pre-season training without a manager following Benitez leaving the club at the end of his contract. Owner Mike Ashley is becoming frustrated with the lack of communication from potential Middle-Eastern buyer Sheikh Khaled bin Zayed Al Nehayan, at a rumoured £350million.
Fans of The Magpies are refusing to renew their season ticket due to frustration with the running of the club, Mike Ashley has become a villain in his own domain.
Decisions for Gerrard
Gerrard has two options in this scenario. He can continue his success with Rangers, building fantastic relationships with his squad, and push for a goal they are within reach of; challenge and overtake rivals Celtic.
Alternatively, the Liverpool legend could enter a club with an uncertain future, a fight against relegation and little to no backing from the owner.
It may be the case that Gerrard tests his skills in the Premier League once again in the near future. However making a name for himself by being successful at Rangers, who can offer him both domestic and European football, is the way forward for the Liverpudlian.