Former Rangers striker Ally McCoist is hopeful that manager Steven Gerrard would turn down interest from Tottenham if the English Premier League club made an approach for the 40-year-old.
However, when replying to a comment made by Watford captain Troy Deeney that Gerrard would deserve to be in contention for the Spurs job, McCoist said he would understand if the Light Blues boss seriously considered taking the role:
“It’s inevitable that when you get success it comes with that kind of problem. I think Stevie would, and I’d be very hopeful, that Stevie would stay at least for another couple of years. However, you’re right Troy, if somebody like Spurs comes along you have got a decision to make.”
At the moment, it is all merely speculation. The odds on Gerrard being appointed Tottenham manager are between 20/1 and 33/1, making him a rank outsider, with the likes of Maurizio Sarri, Nuno Espirito Santo, Brendan Rodgers and Scott Parker currently frontrunners.
As McCoist points out, there is still a lot for Gerrard to achieve at Ibrox. Having failed to win either domestic cup competition this season, he will be determined to put that right next campaign, whilst he’ll be relishing the prospect of managing in the Champions League, if his side can qualify for the group stages.