Rangers have confirmed one of their worst kept secrets this week and fans in the Transfer Tavern will be celebrating the news that one man has revealed his interest in the role.
Graeme Murty was relieved of his duties on Tuesday following their second consecutive hammering by Old Firm rivals Celtic, and problems off the field made his position as manager even more untenable.
The Englishman was placed in interim charge seven months ago when he replaced Pedro Caixinha, but admitted recently he found it difficult on a personal level to be overlooked for the permanent job at Ibrox with speculation flying around about a replacement.
Steven Gerrard has been heavily linked with the role for a few weeks and looks to be a step closer in becoming the boss for the Light Blues, confirming to BT Sport that there is interest and that he has held positive talks about the vacancy.
"I've held positive talks with them."
Steven Gerrard discusses the vacant managerial position at Rangers… pic.twitter.com/oyfSznO8nt
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) May 1, 2018
The Liverpool legend is hopeful a deal can be completed in the next few days and could be in charge once the current campaign is over. Indeed, talks are believed to be scheduled for Thursday after the former England captain has completed his pundit duites, as well as watch his beloved Reds against Roma.
Rangers fans in the Tavern will be pleased that the club is already starting to make plans for the upcoming season and that there is some truth in the Gerrard links. However, a number of the punters still remain cautious about how well he will handle the reigns at Ibrox, having never managed at the first-team level.
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