Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has been touted to fill the vacant managerial role at Newcastle United.
Alan Brazil has claimed that Rangers fans should be worried about their manager Steven Gerrard being touted for a move to Newcastle United this summer.
The TalkSport host also claimed that ‘after months of negotiations’, he is hearing that owner Mike Ashley is ‘willing’ to sell managerless Newcastle to Dubai-based billionaire Sheikh Khaled bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
Following the departure of Rafa Benitez, the Northern Echo have claimed that Newcastle believe they can lure Gerrard away from Rangers this summer as they look for his replacement.
Former Ipswich striker Brazil made it clear that size of the club doesn’t come into it when taking into account whether Gerrard would move to Newcastle.
“Football these days isn’t about who’s bigger,” said Brazil, as quoted by Football Scotland. “That’s why Rangers fans should be worried about Newcastle United being linked with Steven Gerrard. The Magpies are already loaded with Premier League cash.
“But after months of negotiations, I hear owner Mike Ashley is willing to sell to Emirati billionaire Sheikh Khaled bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
“He might be thinking a young, up-and-comer might be the right way to go. If that’s the case, Rangers will probably find themselves outgunned.”
It would be some story if Gerrard left Ibrox and romped up at St James’ Park, with his former England teammate Frank Lampard seemingly heading to Chelsea from Derby.
Despite not winning a trophy, Gerrard impressed one and all last season with the manner in which he and his team performed in his first season as a manager.
Given the circumstances at Newcastle and the lack of clarity in regards to the ownership of the club, any potential manager will have to seriously assess the situation before working for an owner such as Ashley, especially one with serious ambitions.