TalkSPORT pundit Tony Cascarino has urged a Premier League side like Crystal Palace should go and grab Steven Gerrard and appoint him as their manager.
Gerrard’s men sealed their first league title since 2011 on Sunday following Celtic’s draw with Dundee, capping off a rather remarkable season up in Scotland and thrusting his name further into the limelight and discussion when it comes to potentially managing in the Premier League one day.
Speaking on the talkSPORT Daily Podcast (9:08), Cascarino spoke about the job that Gerrard has done at Rangers and urged a Premier League club, with the Eagles getting a specific mention, to go and grab the former Liverpool man:
“If I was a Premier League chairman, and I thought ‘you know what, I’d love, the way he’s handled recruitment, how he’s improved Glasgow Rangers’. I would want to be ambitious and go ‘could we be the first with our foot in the door to find out if it was possible?’
“It might be completely no chance, which I imagine would be difficult anyway. But that’s the sort of ambition I’d want Palace to show. He might turn around say ‘No, I’ve got a big job to do still at Rangers, Champions League football next year’.”
Would Gerrard be a good appointment at Crystal Palace?
TIF Thoughts on Tony Cascarino’s comments about Steven Gerrard to Crystal Palace
Cascarino is certainly right that it would be a great way for a club like Palace to show some ambition and attempts to move forward as a club compared to the ‘dinosaur’ that they currently have in the form of Roy Hodgson.
But as Hodgson himself pointed out recently, there is always a case of ‘careful what you wish for’ when you want to move forward, a point that Crystal Palace fans should be all too aware of following the Frank De Boer experiment.
Not to say that Gerrard will automatically be a repeat of De Boer, but they have to be 100% certain that if they did go down that road, that it is going to work out in the long run.