Newcastle owner Mike Ashley made an effort to bring Steven Gerrard in as the club’s manager, but was immediately rebuffed by our former captain, reports the Mail.
This summer, Rafa Benitez quit Newcastle, much to the dismay of the Toon Army, and as of yet, no permanent manager has replaced him.
Gerrard did well north of the border in his first full season as a senior boss, and has decided to stick it out with Rangers rather than risk St. James’ Park’s poisoned chalice.
And in all honesty, you can understand why. Ashley provides no money for any kind of potential rebuild via the transfer market and has just sold Ayoze Perez to Leicester.
What’s more, Salomon Rondon has returned to WBA from his loan spell and Manchester United are keen on Sean Longstaff.
Gerrard’s stock will rise if he manages to win the SPL with Rangers in 2019/20, which with Brendan Rodgers departed from Celtic, is a possibility.
After one more year in Scotland though, it probably will be time for Stevie to try his hand in England.