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Report: Rangers manager Steven Gerrard on Crystal Palace shortlist

Former Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard is reportedly on a managerial shortlist to become a Premier League manager with Crystal Palace next season.

Gerrard, 40, has been tipped as a potential successor to his former Liverpool manager, Roy Hodgson, who has been at the helm at Selhurst Park for the best part of four years.

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Rangers manager Gerrard has persistently highlighted that he is very-much happy at Ibrox, having recently secured his first league title in both his playing and managerial career.

The Gers boss made it clear to a variety of Scottish media outlets that Ibrox is his home for the time being, having also been tipped to some-day take up the Liverpool job, should Jurgen Klopp leave before his contract expiry date in 2024.

GO Radio Football Show [15/03/21] host Paul Cooney claimed Gerrard could be Premier League bound, with the former England skipper tipped to replace Hodgson this summer.

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The Amazon Prime Twitter account also credited Gerrard as a possible candidate to take up the Selhurst Park hot-seat.

Indeed, the possibility of Gerrard joining the Premier League is a fascinating prospect, to say the least.

Still, we aren’t totally convinced by the rumours that Gerrard could be about to return to England.

For one, he recently pledged his determination to lead Rangers to move silverware following their first Scottish Premiership triumph in a decade.

Even the prospect of being offered the Liverpool job doesn’t appeal to Gerrard’s immediate interests, as he implicitly backed Jurgen Klopp to continue his success at Anfield.

“Look, the Liverpool fans don’t want me to be the manager of Liverpool Football Club,” he said, per the Mirror. “They want Jurgen Klopp to continue to be the Liverpool manager – and I’m totally with all of them.

“We shouldn’t talk about this, we have one of the best managers leading our club at the minute, I love him.

It seems clear, then, that for the time being, Gerrard will continue to oversee continued success at Rangers.

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