Wolves legend Steve Bull has dismissed the idea of Rangers manager Steven Gerrard taking over at Molineux following Nuno Espirito Santo’ surprise exit – claiming it is “too early” for Gerrard to take charge.
Despite guiding Rangers to their first Premiership title in a decade and making the last 16 of the Europa League two seasons in a row having entered at the early stages of qualifying, Bull thinks Gerrard is still a few years down the line from being capable of managing Wolves.
“I don’t think it will be Gerrard because it’s probably something that would come two years down the line,” Bull said, speaking to Football FanCast.
“I think he’s just learning his trade at the minute so I think it would be too early for him.
“Whether he could blend in with the Wolves culture and all the Portuguese players, I don’t think so and I think he will stop where he is.”
Destined for the Premier League
Gerrard is destined to manage in the Premier League – likely at Liverpool – but the idea he isn’t quite ready to manage at someone like Wolves is remarkably ignorant of Bull.
The expectations Gerrard us under at Rangers are, arguably, unmatched at any club in the Premier League.
While failing to win a couple of games in a row at Wolves might be a bit of a blip, it would be verging on disaster territory at Rangers – while three in a row would have the fans getting REALLY restless.
The Rangers boss will also lead his side into qualifying for the Champions League later this year as he prepares for a title defence, something Wolves can only dream of, as he continues to grow his reputation as a manager.
With three seasons under his belt at Ibrox now, as well as a playing career spent at the top end of the Premier League and captaining his country, Gerrard would be more than capable of managing south of the border – but you have to question if he’d want to take a step back and join a mid-table English side rather than winning trophies and managing in Europe every season.