Steven Gerrard 'In Talks' To Become Next Rangers Manager

Steven Gerrard of Liverpool in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Newcastle United at Anfield

Steven Gerrard of Liverpool in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Newcastle United at Anfield

Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard has emerged favourite to be the new coach of Scottish Premiership side Rangers.

He has been heavily linked with a move to Rangers, with Goal claiming that the Scottish club have offered him the chance to replace Graeme Murty at Ibrox.

Dave King, Rangers chairman, was spotted at Anfield during Liverpool's win against Roma, while Steven Gerrard was at the ground working as a pundit for BT Sport.

However, Andy Devlin for The Sun reported that a "deal is close" with Gerrard, meaning Rangers could be about to trust their vital rebuilding project to a man with no first-team managerial experience.

And he added that Gerrard himself would be a little insane if he agrees to start his managerial career at a high pressure club such as Rangers.

Gerrard, 37, retired from professional football in 2016 after a short stint in the MLS with LA Galaxy, and has since taking up a coaching role in Liverpool's academy with the Under-18 side.

However, The Sun claim Gerrard is not daunted by the size of the challenge facing him at Ibrox and it's reported that talks between the 2005 Champions League victor and Rangers director of football Mark Allen are ongoing and an agreement is close.

Former Crystal Palace and Ajax boss Frank de Boer is believed to be on Rangers radar, but it has emerged that the Gers are also eyeing Gerrard. Should he take over this summer, it would trigger the intriguing prospect of a battle with Brendan Rodgers, his former manager who is in charge of Celtic.

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