Following Jose Mourinho’s sacking, Steven Gerrard has predictably been included in the favourites for the Spurs job, and while he previously wouldn’t leave Rangers for anyone aside Liverpool, the Euro Super League proposal, which appears to be gathering steam, does change things a little.
Spurs, in truth, are an attractive prospect, and with the management now a vacancy, it’s a top-6 club who are very much the kind of place Gerrard could go to learn his trade in the PL.
But it’s not Liverpool, why the turnaround?
Because the Super League has altered things a bit – it’s not so much Spurs, it’s the fact the new league could see the top 6 axed from the PL, which would include Liverpool, meaning Gerrard wouldn’t face his old team domestically, if one of them was to change their minds about this.
Furthermore, ‘lower’ teams in the PL Gerrard might not have been interested in he might now, simply because he won’t face Liverpool if they are indeed kicked out along with their Super League chums.
It definitely changed the landscape for Rangers, and potentially may well see Stevie more willing to try a PL team aside Liverpool simply because if these proposals do go through, Liverpool may well not be in the PL for him to face.
In reality, he has more unfinished business at Ibrox – he has CL football next season, and 56 to secure, so Rangers still remain very attractive for Gerrard.
But this announcement last night and Mourinho’s firing has definitely changed the picture and we’re more wary than we were.