Rangers legend, Barry Ferguson, has confidently claimed that Tottenham Hotspur will not be able to land Steven Gerrard even if they were ready to make him one of the highest-paid managers in the world.
Many names have been mooted as potential replacements for Jose Mourinho since the Portuguese coach was relieved of his duties on Monday.
The likes of Brendan Rodgers, Gareth Southgate, Roberto Martinez, Graham Potter, Scott Parker, Rafael Benitez and Maurizio Sarri have all been linked with the Tottenham job but it is RB Leipzig boss Julian Nagelsmann who is rumoured to be the North London club’s number one target.
While there has not been any speculation linking Gerrard to the Tottenham hot seat, some bookies have installed the former Liverpool midfielder as one of the favourites which is unsurprising given how well he has done at Rangers.
Ferguson believes that the 40-year-old still has unfinished business at Ibrox before heading to the Premier League.
He told The Scottish Sun: “I personally think he’ll stay another season or two.
“He won the league this season and has a real opportunity of winning the Double, they’re in the Scottish Cup quarter-finals.
“They’ve still got to be respectful, they’ve still got St Johnstone and then obviously the semi-final and final.
“I think he knows he needs to get a few trophies in the bag, get that experience of winning as a manager.
“Then I think his time will come, there’s no doubt. He’s impressed me as a manager, he’s got better every season.
“The way he comes across in the media I think is first class, very honest when he gets interviewed. So for me, he stays another couple of seasons.”
When asked if Daniel Levy could lure Gerrard down south with an astronomical £200k pay packet, the former Rangers captain said: “No, I still think he’ll stay.
“The reason why I think he’ll stay is he’s got a Champions League opportunity, that’s the elite of football for me.
“I know he needs to get out the qualifiers but just look at his record in Europe, I’ve been really impressed with Rangers’ record in Europe, Steven Gerrard’s record in Europe.”
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Gerrard has shown a lot of promise in his relatively short managerial career and could well shine in the Premier League in the coming years. However, winning the Scottish league with Rangers is not a big enough achievement to warrant a top Premier League job.
I do not believe Levy would be considering Gerrard for the vacancy as it is crucial the Spurs chairman gets his next appointment right and the 40-year-old would be quite a risky choice.
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