This Sunday, Celtic demolished Rangers without allowing the Gers to score a single goal. It seems that the internal conflicts between Rangers players and coaching staff took its toll. Ranger left the Celtic Park after suffering a 5-0 defeat.
Following the club’s loss, Graeme Murty left the coaching role. In the club’s official statement, Rangers expressed their gratitude to Murty for taking the coaching position in the first place. Furthermore, the club recognised Murty’s efforts to find his way in a situation that was difficult for Rangers. The 43-year-old is now thinking about returning to coaching at the Rangers Academy.
Jonatan Johansson and Jimmy Nicholl will lead the club for the remainder of the season, which is three more games. After that, the club should have a permanent replacement for Murty.
According to the UK betting sites, the most serious contender to take over the club from Murty is Steven Gerrard. Until recently, Gerrard was in doubt whether to take on the new role and try his luck with Rangers. The situation is now different though, as Gerrard is leaning towards taking the managerial position at the club.
“I've held initial talks with Rangers, and the plan is to pick them up in a couple of days' time. We'll see. There is (interest). I've held positive talks with them,” said Gerrard.
If Gerrard takes the coaching role at Rangers, this will be a big step up for him. Right now, Gerrard is coaching Academy football at Liverpool. Stepping into the vacant coaching position at the Rangers club would skyrocket Gerrard into the Scottish Premiership waters. The former Liverpool and England captain could get some serious coaching experience if he decides to accept the offer.
We will know more about the Rangers managerial situation soon enough.