With Newcastle in need of a manager following the departure of Rafa Benitez, the search has taken a turn to up north to Scotland, though it has not proven successful.
| Steven Gerrard has rejected an approach from Newcastle owner Mike Ashley regarding the vacant manager position. pic.twitter.com/0Iw1Ufu2Hb
— Rangers Culture (@RangersCulture) 7 July 2019
The Mirror report that Newcastle owner Mike Ashley was keen to bring in Steven Gerrard as Benitez’s successor at the Premier League side, but the Rangers manager has since turned down an approach from the North East giants.
Gerrard himself has further backed this up, as the Rangers boss said in a press conference via the Chronicle Live: “Fake news (the rumours to Newcastle). Not that I’m aware of.”
Of course, this quote was met with a warm reception from Rangers fans on social media, with many taking to Twitter express their delight in Gerrard all but confirming that he will remain in Glasgow for another season.
Here is how some fans reacted to the news…
— Adam™ (@GerrardEra) 7 July 2019
I think Gerrard is a loyal guy and he want the title before he leaves us
— PaulHallyburton (@ha11y6) 8 July 2019
Just common sense really
— Tom (@Glenman0989) 8 July 2019
@ChrisPovey4 what a man
— Ross Metcalfe (@Metcalfe_927) 8 July 2019
Was never in doubt.
— Cairo (@Cairo1872) 8 July 2019
We are a greater club!!! This decision was a no brainier
— jim branagh (@jimbranagh2) 8 July 2019
Love you big man
— Ethan (@EthanGroat_) 8 July 2019
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— blueshark (@bluesha42921256) 8 July 2019