Steven Gerrard linked with a managerial return to Rangers following van Bronckhorst’s sacking after just a year in charge

Following Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s dismissal, Steven Gerrard has been linked with a return to Rangers, but Kenny Dalglish, a Liverpool great, thinks the former would decline the offer.

Six months after guiding Rangers to the Europa League final and nine points behind archrivals Celtic in the standings, Giovanni van Bronckhorst was fired by the club.

Three days after he marked his first year in command of the club, the Glasgow Giants cut ties with the 47-year-old on Monday.

After Giovanni van Bronckhorst was fired, Kenny Dalglish believes Steven Gerrard won’t be coming back to Rangers.

After a catastrophic Champions League campaign in which Rangers dropped all six of their group games, the Dutchman received his firing order on Monday morning.

With zero points and a goal difference of -20, one more than Dinamo Zagreb in 2011–12 and Viktoria Plzen this season, they are also the worst team to ever compete in the competition’s group stage.

Dalglish thinks Gerrard would decline the chance to return to Ibrox because of his experience in the Premier League and his ambition to manage at that level, despite the fact that he has been connected with the now-vacant role.

Gerrard guided Rangers to their first Scottish Premiership title in ten years during his three years with the club.

Scottish legend Dalglish stated in his Sunday Post column: “It’s even been claimed that some Bluenoses want Steven Gerrard back in charge now that he and Aston Villa are no longer working together.

Only Steven would be able to answer that hypothetical question about what he would do if given another opportunity on Glasgow’s south side. Personally, I doubt he’ll return to Ibrox.”

However, Gerrard may have given away that he would be open to a comeback when he posted a dignified farewell message in November 2021, making it clear that the 42-year-old loved the team.

“I’m truly grateful to everyone connected to Glasgow Rangers for giving me the chance to manage such an iconic football club,” Gerrard said.

“I sincerely fell in love with the club and will always follow the squad, but I hope that with time you can understand and respect my choice to go on. A ranger will always be a ranger.”

Rangers are currently second in the Scottish Premiership at home after winning 10 of their 15 league games. However, Celtic is dominating and leads by nine points going into the World Cup break.