Shearer urges Liverpool coach Gerrard to take Rangers job

Zeljko Buvac

Zeljko Buvac

Foillowing a humiliating 5-0 defeat at rivals Celtic on Sunday, the Rangers board acted to relieve Murty of his duties as manager, despite the fact his contract had been due to end in the summer.

Murty was only at the club in an interim capacity until the end of the season but Rangers chose to cut their manager loose ahead of time.

As Steven Gerrard prepares to succeed Graeme Murty as Rangers manager, fans and the media are entirely divided over whether he's making the right decision.

"Jimmy Nicholl and Jonatan Johansson will take charge of the team for the three remaining matches of the season".

After losing 3-2 to ten-man Celtic at Ibrox, Murty's side were hammered 4-0 in the Scottish Cup semi-final at Hampden with Kenny Miller and Lee Wallace suspended by the club following an alleged dressing-room bust-up at full time.

Gerrard is reportedly a frontrunner for what would be his first senior managerial role and the former England captain says negotiations over his potential appointment are ongoing.

The 37-year-old Gerrard has been coaching Liverpool's development squad after retiring from playing in 2016 and has said he wishes to become a manager.

'At the moment there's a lot of speculation going on around (Steven Gerrard) but I'm a wee bit reluctant to talk about it too much purely because Graeme Murty has been put in a job, ' Rodgers said.

The "Steven Gerrard" to Rangers rumours have been dominating the football world in the last week or so. I think he would be terrific for Rangers just at this stage because unquestionably it's the worst side that has ever, ever played for Rangers at this minute.

"You can look back at John Barnes going to Celtic".

Rangers are third in the table, three points adrift of Aberdeen. "He seemed excited, but without the confirmation of what it actually really entailed". "I certainly think there's legs in it but there's a bit to go".

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