Football Insider pundit Danny Mills says he is ‘very surprised’ by Newcastle links to Steven Gerrard, believing nothing will happen with the Rangers boss until the end of the season.
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With Steve Bruce’s departure from St. James’ Park now confirmed, attention turns to who will replace the 60 year-old.
One name Mills would be stunned to see take the reigns however is Gerrard, due to the success he is having at Ibrox.
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The latest: ‘Huge’ risk
Speaking to Football Insider, Mills claims Gerrard would be ‘mad’ to take the role right now, calling it a ‘huge’ risk.
“I think he would be crazy. I really don’t think it would be a good idea for Steven Gerrard to take it at the moment,” the 44 year-old said of the links between the Rangers boss and Tyneside.
“I don’t see why he would. It’s unnecessary for him to take it at the moment, he’s enjoying life where he is.
“I don’t see any benefit to him leaving right now. Maybe at the end of the season, it could be a different story. But at this moment in time, I don’t see the point.
“I would be very surprised. It would be a huge gamble to leave where he is now, where he has the chance of winning another trophy, to throw himself into that fire.”
The verdict: Long-term target
It’s fair to say Mills has a point – for all the allure of the Premier League, Gerrard has a Europa League campaign to embark on, all while trying to maintain the Gers’ superiority over arch-rivals Celtic.
The Light Blues ended a decade-long run of dominance from the Hoops last term, so the last thing they would want to do is sacrifice that the very next season.
It is very unlikely the former Liverpool superstar would therefore want to jump head first into a relegation battle, though perhaps he could be one to keep an eye on further down the road, once the Magpies have transformed their fortunes and he himself has earned more experience in management.
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