According to a report by GiveMeSport, some club chiefs at Rangers fear that Tottenham Hotspur and chairman Daniel Levy could make a move to appoint Steven Gerrard as their next manager as the search continues.
The Lowdown: Manager search continues…
Tottenham are reportedly back to square one in their quest to appoint a new manager after seeing talks with both Paulo Fonseca and Gennaro Gattuso break down last week.
Beforehand, Spurs had targeted the likes of Mauricio Pochettino and Antonio Conte, but appointing the former was made an impossible task by Paris-Saint Germain’s firm stance on him leaving this summer (The Athletic).
Talks with the latter Italian ceased due to him being left unconvinced as Spurs remain on the hunt for a worthy heir to Jose Mourinho.
Time is running out for Tottenham, though, with non-international Lilywhites players returning for pre-season training on July 5.
The Latest: Club chiefs believe Levy could now target Gerrard…
As per GMS, chiefs at Scottish champions Rangers believe Levy and Spurs could now make a move for their manager as the search stretches beyond two months.
Those within the Glaswegian giants are apparently fearful of Tottenham swooping for Gerrard amid Spurs’ difficulty appointing a new boss.
The former Liverpool midfielder and Premier League legend was previously linked to the job with 90min mentioning him as a possible candidate back in March.
After guiding the Teddy Bears to a 2020/2021 SPFL crown, Gerrard could potentially emerge as a top managerial target with some at Rangers now fearing the worst from north London .
The Verdict: Good option?
On paper, Gerrard ticks some boxes in regards to Levy’s original checklist for Tottenham’s new boss – as outlined in the chairman’s end of season letter to supporters.
However, given his lack of experience in more competitive divisions like the Premier League, appointing Gerrard could be considered a big gamble by Levy and he is arguably safer targeting the likes of Erik ten Hag and Ernesto Valverde.
Gerrard’s success in Glasgow to this point is impressive, upsetting Celtic’s apple cart with an unbeaten season, but he would surely need to prove himself in a tougher league before landing a job this big.
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