Gerrard admits to holding 'positive talks' with Rangers

Gerrard admits to holding 'positive talks' with Rangers

The former Liverpool and England global midfielder has revealed that he has held talks with Rangers and plans to speak to the Gers again this week.

Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard said on BT Sport 2 on Tuesday evening (7:03pm, May 1, 2018) that he has held talks with Rangers over becoming the Ibrox club's manager.

"I've held initial talks with Rangers and the plan is to pick them up in a couple of days time".

"There is [interest]. I've held positive talks with them. I'm busy now for a couple of days now but I will pick it up on Thursday and we'll see if we can progress it".

The 37-year-old's only previous coaching experience has come at Liverpool, where he has spent almost a year managing the Under-18s side.

Murty was initially installed as interim boss in October following the sacking of Pedro Caixinha, before being handed the role until the end of the campaign in December.

Rangers' 5-0 league humbling on Sunday by Old Firm rivals Celtic (78 points), who wrapped up their seventh consecutive Premiership title, came just two weeks after a 4-0 drubbing by Brendan Rodgers' side in the Scottish Cup semi-finals.

Rangers have endured a hard recent period and have sacked Murty off the back of a 5-0 defeat to Celtic in the Glasgow Derby.

"Graeme has had to contend with hard and challenging circumstances but conducted himself in a thoroughly professional manner".

Assistant coaches Jimmy Nicholl and Jonatan Johansson have been put in temporary charge for Saturday's home game with Kilmarnock.

Speaking to talkSPORT, Lampard said: "In terms of the size of the club and knowing Steven pretty well, I think it's a great opportunity for him".

Gerrard is poised to fill the now vacant managerial position at Rangers in Scotland.

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