Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard has reportedly been in talks to take his first managerial post in senior football, and it could mean the ex-Reds captain is going head to head in Scotland with former boss Brendan Rodgers.
That is because a report from the Sun claims that Gerrard is talking to Rangers. And with Rodgers in charge at Celtic, Old Firm clashes in Glasgow could soon have a distinct Liverpool flavour to them.
Rangers have been without a long-term plan since sacking Portuguese coach Pedro Caixinha in October, with Graeme Murty appointed until the end of the 2017/18 season.
The Sun's reports suggests a deal with Gerrard is 'close' and that the 2005 Champions League winner 'isn't daunted' by the challenge that would lie ahead of him - toppling Celtic and restoring Rangers to the pinnacle of Scottish football after much publicised troubles in recent years.
Since retiring from playing in 2016 following a short spell in Major League Soccer with LA Galaxy, Gerrard has been working as a coach at Liverpool, nurturing the Under-18 team, as well as an Under-19 side in the UEFA Youth League.
To date, that is his only coaching experience and therefore appointing him would represent something of a big gamble from Rangers.
Until the end of the season, at least, Gerrard will be able to continue his work as a BT Sport pundit as Liverpool aim for Champions League glory for the first time since Gerrard himself lifted the famous trophy after a dramatic final in Istanbul 13 years ago.
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