Former Liverpool great and Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has been, somewhat surprisingly, added as a potential candidate in Tottenham’s never-ending search for a manager.
The Telegraph recently reported that Daniel Levy is impressed by Gerrard’s first three years of football management, which have seen the 41-year-old lead Rangers to their first Scottish Premier League title in over a decade. Rangers’ title-wining season prevented Celtic from capturing their 10th in a row, automatically lifting Gerrard to legendary status in the Glasgow.
And while Gerrard has little chance of taking over the helm at Liverpool any time soon, envisioning him pull Spurs’ strings from the touchline is a rather peculiar notion. The other question is whether managing Tottenham would lessen the likelihood of Gerrard being able to one day land the Liverpool coaching assignment.
He has, in a relatively short timespan, proven his managerial credence in Scotland. There is no doubt about that. Large portions of Tottenham’s fan base are on board with the prospect of Gerrard coaching Tottenham, while, as usual, another sector are dead set against the proposition.
He is the least experienced of all managers in the long line of potential suitors to land the job. Though his vast playing experience goes a long way in offsetting that palpable lack of coaching experience.
Gerrard is enjoying his time in Scotland and will probably think long and hard about taking a job that is clearly unwanted by so many of his counterparts. Why stir the hornet’s nest when things are going so well at Rangers, especially considering the high-risk nature associated with the Tottenham job?
Then again, the lure of coaching in the Premier League will certainly appeal to Gerrard. Though I’m not sure working under Levy is what Gerrard has in mind for his first Premier League coaching assignment.