Rangers manager Steven Gerrard remains firmly in the running with a number of bookmakers for the Newcastle job.
Following the takeover of the Magpies, there is growing speculation about Steve Bruce being replaced in the hot seat and Gerrard has been tipped as a potential replacement.
Supporters on Twitter have had a mixed reaction to the possibility of Gerrard leaving Ibrox, with some feeling that the 41-year-old could be interested in the role at St James’ Park, while others firmly believe he will stay:
Wee bit worried tbh. He’ll be in the prem. Well backed and close to Liverpool. Other than Liverpool its as good as He’ll get. Im a wee bit worried 😟
— BluesBrothers (@BillyBo06954014) October 8, 2021
Can’t see it happening think they will want an experienced premier manager
— Mike Graham (@MikeGra11679676) October 8, 2021
I can see him being very interested.. if they where to approach him
— Gary whitelaw (@Garywhitelaw6) October 8, 2021
He’s still got a job to do with Rangers he’s not going anywhere
— Robert (@Robert88235) October 8, 2021
I hope not but I’m more concerned about this link than any of the others.
— Robert West (@rapwest) October 8, 2021
He’s not ready, and not what the Saudies will want.They will want tried and tested to spend their millions.Winning the Scottish league won’t give them that assurance.Conti by end of week👍
— James-Piker 💎 (@FcNoise) October 8, 2021
Probably just the right job providing the Saudis are sensible about prospects. It’s going to take 3 to 4 transfer windows to get them in the top 4. If guaranteed the time he probably would go.
— Ibroxonian72 (@ibroxonian72) October 8, 2021
Would be very out of character and how does he get back to Liverpool from there?
— George Dunn (@GDunn54) October 8, 2021
Zero transfer budget the last two windows at rangers or a massive transfer budget at Newcastle and the chance to transform them into title contenders. If offered I feel will be hard to turn down. Offer beale the job if it does happen.
— LastKingofCaledonia (@last_kingof) October 8, 2021
It would be a step down for him and I think he will want a shot at the champions league should we win our league this season.
— William Mair (@Mair10William) October 8, 2021
It must be pointed out that the odds for Gerrard being the next Newcastle manager have lengthened since the end of last week. Most bookies now have him as fourth favourite.
The likes of former Borussia Dortmund head coach Lucien Favre, ex-Chelsea and Inter Milan manager Antonio Conte and Belgium’s Roberto Martinez have now moved ahead of him in the running. We shall see if that changes in the coming days.