Football journalist Duncan Castles has been sharing some details concerning the Rangers boss and the possibility of him replacing Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool at some point in the future.
This comes after Castles recently co-hosted the latest episode of The Transfer Window Podcast where he spoke about a number of topics concerning a range of clubs across Europe.
On the subject of Gerrard and this likelihood of him becoming Liverpool’s manager in the future, Castles had this to say on the matter. (45.57)
He said: “Certainly, Gerrard’s ambition is to manage Liverpool and one of the reasons he left Liverpool’s coaching role to go to Rangers was to build his career and learn and work in an environment where it’s a city, as we talked about the time it happened, it’s a city where you have a very similar setup to Liverpool and you have two big clubs with a great deal of enmity between them, a kind of goldfish bowl that you’re working in”
“A friend of Gerrard said to me when I was asking him why he put his head on the line by taking the Rangers job because it didn’t look like it was even an easy or a straightforward or a likely outcome that he’d be able to stop Celtic winning the title and he said because he felt it was the right place for him to go to turn himself in to the manager who would be ready to to take charge of Liverpool.”
Gerrard was appointed as Rangers’ manager back in June 2018. Since then, the 40-year-old has taken charge of 157 games with the club across all competitions, winning 104, drawing 33 and losing 20 in the process (per Transfermarkt).
TIF Thoughts on Duncan Castles’ comments on Gerrard’s future…
Given how Gerrard made 710 appearances for Liverpool as a player and is considered to be a club hero at Anfield, there’s every possibility that he would be open to the idea of managing there when his time at Rangers ends.
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However, with Rangers currently sat at the top of the SPFL table, 15 points above Celtic, it seems that Gerrard could be winning his first league title with the club before considering a move away from St. Andrews.