Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has claimed he never considered taking the Everton job, despite being linked with the vacant post earlier this summer.
The Gers boss said he was perplexed when his name was mentioned as a possible candidate for the role at the English club and there was never any chance that he would have taken up the opportunity:
“I was very shocked and surprised that my name was linked to the job. I don’t know where it came from, whether it was paper talk or if there was any truth in it, I’m not sure. (Managing Everton) is never a possibility as far as I’m concerned.”
Gerrard’s Liverpool connections mean that Everton were never likely to be an attractive prospect for him. However, he was also mentioned when jobs came up at Tottenham and Wolves.
Those types of links are almost inevitable, considering the great success he has had during his time in Scotland, but it is unlikely that he’ll be tempted by a move back down south just yet.
Gerrard has three years remaining on his contract at Ibrox, and it would be a surprise if the 41-year-old didn’t see through his current deal with the Scottish champions.