Steven Gerrard has been one of the surprise names linked with taking over at Glasgow Rangers this summer, and now Liverpool legend Graeme Souness has urged the former Reds skipper to seize the opportunity should it be offered.
Gerrard has already started his managerial career, having spent the season in charge of Liverpool’s youth teams.
However the former England captain has now been linked with taking his first role in charge of a senior team, and former Liverpool and Rangers star Souness has advised him to ‘go for it’:
“If he does decide to go, he is going to a fantastic football club who for the best part of a decade have been in the doldrums for whatever reasons,” he told Sky Sports.
“He’s spent the vast majority of his life here [at Anfield], a very passionate football club which is one of the few Football clubs in England that is an institution, and he’s going to Glasgow to a Football club that is an institution and I’d say the same about Celtic.
“Why is it an institution? Because of what it means to the supporters.
“If Steven decides to go there, it’s not the best time to manage Glasgow Rangers because of the difficulties, but what a job!
“You go up there and you get it half right and he’ll be a god. You know what Glasgow is like, football is everything up there, and if he’s got the chance, then go for it son because you never know what the future holds. You might not get another chance.”
However, he did fire a warning to the Liverpool legend that if he does decide to move to Ibrox, Rangers fans will demand that he must win the Scottish Premiership.
“That’s the challenge, he has to finish first. It’s no good him going up there, playing great football, and finishing second. You’ve got to top Celtic, and right now, Celtic are in the box seat”