Gerrard to Leeds – fact or fabrication?

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They use him to 'attack' our manager.... (Photo by NAOMI BAKER/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Steven Gerrard has been bigged up as the natural successor for Leeds’ Marcelo Bielsa, in yet another boring and lazy piece of journalism that links the Elland Road giants with everyone at Ibrox from Connor Goldson and Ryan Kent to the manager himself.

This time it’s the glorious Clickbait Insider, who have a wonderful history of taking existing stories and themes and coming up with absolute fantasy from them with a new story based in nothing but cloud cuckoo land.

CI have a history of using Rangers more than most teams for absolute trash stories, many of which are just views from our own ex-players or even worse, those of Celtic or Aberdeen players about us, which somehow become fact.

What’s more ridiculous is the number of reputable outlets who take their stories and use them as gospel, giving credibility to stories which have absolutely zero foundation.

Of course Leeds would be looking at Gerrard – so is everyone!

The man is doing a brilliant job this season, better than many Rangers fans could have dreamed of, and with Bielsa’s contract expiring in the summer it’s led to a 2+2=5 story that Stevie is being lined up to replace him.

There is no reason the Argentinian would leave Elland Road – and we can only assume the story has been contrived because they’d lost three of their last four with two dreadful losses in a row via the same score.

They’ve also crushed Villa away, drawn with City and picked up a point at last season’s surprise package Sheffield United.

So this is a story borne out of form, little else.

Once Leeds regain some momentum, Bielsa’s departure stories will dry up.

And they can damn well leave our manager alone!

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