Report: Steven Gerrard turned down Bristol City job
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Report: Steven Gerrard turned down Bristol City job

At the highest level the game of football is teaming with former Liverpool players, from commentators to coaches you are rarely more than two metres away from someone who once donned the famous all red kit. A recent Liverpool legend is currently managing north of the Scottish border and seems intent on staying there, according to The Express Steven Gerrard has turned down the Bristol City job.

According to reports Steven Gerrard has turned down the Bristol City job. (Photo by Jose Manuel Alvarez/Quality Sport Images/Getty Images)

Manager in progress

Stevie G took over at Rangers in May 2018. The Anfield icon replaced the sacked Graeme Murty, with the new boss charged with the task of disrupting Celtic’s era of dominance.

Since taking over the Scouser has been making great strides to this end. In December 2018 Gerrard managed Rangers to their first win over Celtic since 2012.

Whilst the boss is yet to win the league at Ibrox he has been making great strides with his side and next season is poised to be Rangers’ greatest challenge in some years.

Gaffer in demand

According to The Express Steven Gerrard was offered the Bristol City job but told the club that he has no interest in a move to the West Country.

The report claims that with Gerrard turning down the role the club will turn to Stevie’s old enemy, Chelsea legend John Terry.

The former disgraced England skipper is currently assistant manager at Aston Villa, Dean Smith’s side are currently battling bravely against relegation.

What RTK has to say

We all know that Gerrard’s long term ambition is to manage Liverpool, his decision to stick with Rangers may have been made with his ultimate goal in mind.

Stevie will be well aware that Jürgen Klopp is unlikely to stay beyond the expiry of his contract in 2024 – giving the ex-Red’s skipper four years to prove his credentials for the Anfield job.

If Gerrard were to switch jobs now then he would have to spend more time adapting and training his squad, starting again from the ground up. Rangers is the ideal place for the Reds legend to prove that he can take on a massive club and win trophies with them, he is unlikely to sacrifice that for a mid table Championship side.

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