Glasgow Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has turned down the chance to become the new manager of Bristol City.
The owner of the Championship side, Steve Lansdown, was said to be very interested in making Gerrard the boss at Ashton Gate, and was even reported to have made an offer that would have seen him become the highest paid manager in the second tier, even surpassing Marcelo Bielsa’s £60,000 a week at Leeds United – Gerrard is currently paid £48,000 a week, or £2.5m a year, with the Gers (The Scottish Sun via The Express).
However, it has now emerged that the former Liverpool man has turned down the opportunity to leave Ibrox, and will instead stay at his current club as he continues his quest for a first piece of managerial silverware.
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It would have been a surprise if Gerrard had left at this point. Whilst the Scottish Premiership may not be the most competitive league in the world, the 54-time champions are a prestigious club, and he has yet to achieve what he set out to do north of the border – win a major trophy.
This is great news for all involved at the Gers – it shows that Gerrard is committed to the cause and will not give up easily. Now, it is time to make sure that he made the right decision.
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