Rangers fans in the Transfer Tavern will be drowning their sorrows after another huge defeat to Old Firm rivals Celtic in April.
The Gers locals witnessed the Bhoys collect a seventh straight Scottish Premiership title after a crushing defeat at Celtic Park on a day when they hoped their side would have been more competitive. The Light Blues were beaten 5-0 at the weekend and took a 4-1 loss from their Hampden Park meeting earlier in the month in the Scottish Cup semi-final.
Rumours have started to circulate that Steven Gerrard will be named in the summer to replace Graeme Murty and the punters in the bar will hope he can bridge the gulf in class between themselves and their local-rivals. However, Chris Sutton believes that while Gerrard’s appointment would be a good thing for Scottish football, it may not be a wise career move for the former Liverpool midfielder.
The former Celtic star believes that Rangers could be too much of a big step for a man with no experience and could risk tarnishing his reputation before his managerial career has even started.
“Why would he even risk tarnishing his reputation with such a difficult first job?” he wrote in his column for the Daily Mail.
“Rangers is not a club where you can develop your career. You are there to win. For the Old Firm, finishing second is the same as coming last.”
The Rangers fans will be hoping that Gerrard can prove all the doubters wrong and become an inspired choice to lead the Ibrox outfit, although a number of locals may have to agree with Sutton, whether they are willing to admit it or not.
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