Steven Gerrard has rejected the opportunity to move from Rangers to Derby County should Frank Lampard head to Chelsea to replace Maurizio Sarri, as is expected to happen.
According to The Times, Gerrard rejected the chance to even discuss the prospect of replacing Lampard with the Derby hierarchy because he is settled in Scotland and is looking forward to next season.
Gerrard’s plans for catching Celtic next year are already in place, and he wants to see the job through there. He has made three signings this summer already and a few more will follow.
It shows that he’s doing something right in his early managerial career for Derby to be interested, but we think he’s right to stay put.
If he was to go to Derby and not get promoted to the Premier League, that would be deemed a failure despite the fact that Lampard failed to achieve that this season. The club’s financial situation is not the best either.
Gerrard took his time and considered every possible option when he moved from coaching the Reds’ U18s to Rangers – and he isn’t done there yet.