Transfer insider Dean Jones has hinted that Rangers boss Steven Gerrard could still find himself in the frame for the Tottenham Hotspur job this summer.
Spurs are cycling through managerial candidates at a rather surprising rate in recent weeks, with Antonio Conte, Paulo Fonseca and Gennaro Gattuso all reportedly close to taking charge of the club moving forward, only for their respective deals to fall apart.
So with the club going through so many candidates so quickly, it wouldn’t be too much of an exaggeration to say that no manager is out of the running to take over in north London, including Gerrard.
That was the view that Jones put out on the latest edition of Touchline Talk, as he claimed that he wouldn’t rule out the former Liverpool man as an option for the Tottenham job just yet:
“Steven Gerrard was briefly mentioned at the start, hasn’t been mentioned for a while. But if they continue to struggle, I wouldn’t be completely surprised if his name came back onto the radar. I’m not saying that’s the case right now, but the longer this goes on, the more I’m wondering if they might be tempted to give Gerrard a little nudge.
“I know that Glasgow Rangers have been dreading that all along, they obviously want Gerrard for next season at Rangers, and they were worried from the start, really worried about Tottenham potentially being there because they’d heard that they were murmurings.
“Just one to look out for.”
TIF Thoughts on Dean Jones’ comments about Tottenham Hotspur and Steven Gerrard…
Would you take Gerrard as Spurs manager?
Whilst 41-year-old Gerrard has done a very good job since he was appointed at Rangers back in 2018, proving that he can rebuild clubs if given a few years, with the size of the rebuild that Tottenham need and how quickly they will probably have to do it given how precarious their place towards the top of the table was last season as they barely qualified for Europe, taking on this job might just be a step too soon for him.
He might be worth them exploring next time they need a new manager, providing Liverpool haven’t taken him by then, but just not right now.
Although as Jones hints, he may very well be the best option left for them if they can’t appoint someone soon.