Jim White has claimed that Steven Gerrard would rather be at Ibrox than manage Newcastle United.
With absolutely no interest in any Ibrox players during the summer transfer window attention has turned to the dug-out to create the illusion that Sevco are relevant outside of Scotland.
Steve Bruce is unlikely to survive the week as Newcastle’s new owners get to work but after paying £300m to buy out Mike Ashley a tried and tested manager is required to get the club motoring towards the top.
Like Frank Lampard Gerrard is a big name in England but with serious investment and plans to muscle in on Chelsea, Manchester City and the other super-rich clubs there is no chance of Newcastle taking a punt on the guy that has recently lost twice to Malmo as well as Lyon and Sparta Prague.
Indulging in their TalkSPORT fantasies, the Glasgow Times reports:
Speaking with Simon Jordan and Danny Murphy, White said: “I do know for a fact he is extremely happy with life at Rangers. Do Newcastle have a global support? I would suggest not, but Rangers do.
“He is now immortalised in the eyes of these Rangers supporters because he stopped Celtic winning 10, so there is an argument that could be run that he has done his job, he’s stopped them, would it be time for a move to another club? And this isn’t any other club, this is Newcastle under new Saudi ownership.”
A week before the Newcastle take-over Gerrard was warning the Ibrox board that money would have to be spent to take the club forward, he also claimed that no money had been spent during the last two transfer windows.