Frank McAvennie has said that Glasgow Rangers manager Steven Gerrard will move on if the club does not win a trophy this upcoming season, adding that he will definitely not make a move to Liverpool if that is the case.
The upcoming campaign will be Gerrard’s third since making the move to Ibrox to take up his first senior management role. As it stands, the former Liverpool man has failed to win a single piece of silverware – he will be hoping to rectify that next term.
McAvennie has told Football Insider that he believes it is now or never for the 40-year-old, saying that if he does not win something this campaign, then that will be the end of his time at the club:
“Stevie Gerrard has done well with Rangers but I think he will move if they do not win anything this year.
“He has got a big enough name and reputation to get a job in England but he will not get the Liverpool job if he has not won anything, I can tell you that for sure.
“Unless Gerrard wins something it will not happen. If he was managing Hearts or Hibs
and he came second they would have a street party. But it means nothing to Rangers or Celtic.
“You will not be remembered unless you are a winner in Scotland. He might go down to the
Championship and do what Frank Lampard has done.
“Stevie is learning his trade, lets be brutally honest about it.
“Rangers is a big club so he has pass marks from me but he will not get an A until he has won something.”
It is hard to disagree with McAvennie. In all fairness to Gerrard, he has done a decent job with the ‘Gers – after all, reaching the last 16 of the Europa League, a tournament in which they are still involed, is far from easy nowadays for a Scottish club. However, they finished the 2019/20 league campaign 13 points adrift of Celtic and, whilst they are clearly the second best side in the country, they are yet to get their hands on a trophy under their current boss.
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Quite frankly, getting the Liverpool job is almost impossible without having proven himself elsewhere, especially if Jurgen Klopp is the man he has to follow. As McAvennie has said, next season is make or break for Gerrard.
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