You’ll be seeing a lot of this now – Newcastle, West Brom, Sheffield – Steven Gerrard linked with them all.
But we’ve got news for the folks down south – not only has Gerrard confirmed already that he’s going nowhere, but that he will never manage a PL side unless they’re Liverpool.
The reality is despite Sheffield’s vacancy, and despite Newcastle’s travails, Stevie has a tonne of work still to do at Ibrox, and the man definitely plans to remain in Govan for a critical minimum of one more season.
He’s contracted for another three years, and then we will see what he wants to do after that.
But no, Sheffield and West Brom? Give us a break!
Gerrard’s plans long term are, one day, to be manager of Liverpool. And he has previously executed the ‘John Terry’ Clause, which is that he refuses to be employed in the same division by anyone else other than his primary team. In Terry’s case of course it was Chelsea, and he happily went down a division with Villa in order to never play against the Stamford Bridge giants.
In Stevie’s it’s Liverpool, and not only will he refuse to lock horns with them, but he can certainly do better than Sheffield, with all due respect.
More importantly, though, he’s yet to taste Champions League as a manager, and he’s yet to defend a league title at all.
Stevie is nowhere near done at Ibrox – the time will come when he’s ready to make that step into the PL down south, but not for a while.
And certainly not with anyone who isn’t Liverpool.