According to a recent interview with The Mail on Sunday, Wayne Rooney reckons that Steven Gerrard could be lured to the Premier League in a few years’ time.
The 38-year-old is currently in charge of Scottish giants Rangers and has been since his appointment during the summer, with the Liverpool legend making a reasonably solid start to life at Ibrox to suggest that he could be destined for the very top of the management game.
And former England teammate Rooney reckons that English top-flight clubs will seek to ‘snatch’ Gerrard away from Rangers in ‘two or three years’ time, and Leicester City should be one of those clubs ready to do just that in the years to come.
Ultimately, the appointment of Claude Puel as manager back in the autumn of last season was met with little excitement and anticipation, although the Frenchman then proved his worth by leading the Foxes away from the bottom three, eventually finishing ninth in the Premier League.
However, his team’s poor form at the end of the campaign prompted much frustration and anger among some sections of the Leicester faithful, and while they have made a solid enough start to the 2018/19 campaign, their 4-2 defeat to Bournemouth is unlikely to do Puel’s case much good at all.
Thus, it doesn’t appear as though the ex-Southampton chief is the long-term solution at the King Power Stadium, yet Rangers boss Gerrard could be.
The 38-year-old took over a side that were reeling following the turbulent reign of Pedro Caixinha as well as the somewhat controversial stint of Graeme Murty, yet he appears to have steadied the ship, and has certainly improved the team in the early stages of this season.
Gerrard helped lead the Gers to the group stages of the Europa League earlier this month, thus returning the Light Blues to the group stage of European competition for the first time since 2010, while his team have only lost once since he took over, which came at the hands of bitter rivals Celtic back on September 2.
And with several clean sheets and resolute defensive performances, alongside some impressive attacking play at the other end, it seems as though Gerrard is building something very special indeed at Rangers – in time, he may well be able to take them back to the summit of Scottish football.
And all this should be of interest to the Leicester hierarchy, as Gerrard has certainly proven his managerial credentials in his first few months in charge of Ibrox, and having been a Premier League legend for so long at Liverpool during his playing days, he knows the division inside-out, which can only be of benefit to the Foxes.
Thus, with it arguable that Puel doesn’t have a long-term future at the King Power Stadium, the Midlands outfit and 2016 league champions should be keeping a very close eye on Gerrard’s exploits over the coming years.
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