Published: Wed, May 02, 2018
Sports | By Angie Alvarado

Steven Gerrard to Rangers: Chris Sutton drops major hint on announcement

Steven Gerrard to Rangers: Chris Sutton drops major hint on announcement

Steven Gerrard has confirmed his interest in taking over as manager of Rangers.

Frank Lampard has urged his former England team-mate Steven Gerrard to take the vacant manager's job at Rangers, with fans waiting patiently for news over a new boss.

BT Sport presenter Gary Lineker asked Gerrard on television this evening if newspaper reports over the last week, linking him with the job, were accurate.

Assistant coaches Jimmy Nicholl and Jonatan Johansson will take over dugout responsibilities for Saturday's home game with Kilmarnock, while Rangers chiefs look to lift the gloom now sitting over Ibrox.

Rangers says the club "hopes to be in a position to comment further on the managerial situation in the near future".

The 37-year-old's only previous coaching experience has come at Liverpool, where he has spent almost a year managing the Under-18s side.

Rangers' 5-0 league humbling on Sunday by Old Firm rivals Celtic (78 points), who wrapped up their seventh consecutive Premiership title, came just two weeks after a 4-0 drubbing by Brendan Rodgers' side in the Scottish Cup semi-finals.

Rangers added that Murty "will take some time to consider his options, which include returning to his role at the Rangers Academy".

Nicholl, 61, will take the lead role in trying to lead the Ibrox squad through a testing trio of matches.

"If it feels right, I think he can handle that pressure from his playing days, he's no stranger to that with the career he had in the game".

Speculation over Gerrard becoming the Rangers manager has been rife in recent days, with BBC Sport reporting on April 29 that the Gers were confident of appointing him.

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