Rumours have begun to circulate that, should Marcelo Bielsa depart as United boss at the end of the season, that current Rangers manager Steven Gerrard is the preferred choice to take his position Elland Road.
Many news outlets, including the Daily Star, have reported that Gerrard could be lined up should the Argentine decide to move on at any point.
Former Liverpool great Gerrard took over at the Scottish club – his first role in senior football management – in the spring of 2018, taking charge officially for the 2018/19 season. Though yet to win a trophy in management, Gerrard has gradually improved Rangers as the club has gone through a rebuild following financial misdemeanours and the subsequent imposed punishment(s).
It would certainly be an interesting appointment for the ‘Whites’ should it happen. Gerrard is nowhere near as experienced as United’s current boss, though is clearly a driven and determined individual who may relish the challenge of returning Leeds to the promised land of the Premier League.
Although Rangers are a huge club, Scottish football (even at the top clubs), perhaps, doesn’t offer the same pull as yesteryear and Gerrard may see a move back South, to a club with such potential, as a smart and progressive career move.
Gerrard is also a big name, especially across English football, and would possess huge pulling power in the recruitment of players that could elevate United moving forward.
It’s fair to say the rumour has received a mixed response from Leeds fans. Here are some of the reactions:
not a supporter –but yes why not ,if he knows about one thing its passion –i think he"ll fit in and have success
— spt (@spt99621543) October 9, 2019
Hahaha. Has his horse narrowly in front at the start of a two horse race. Only reason is he might get some Liverpool loanees.
— Steve Jones (@sjlufc) October 9, 2019
Not good enough for spl you can keep him.
— PointlessSword (@PointlessSword) October 10, 2019
No thank you !!!
— A.G. (@ManLikeBarney) October 10, 2019
Some think Gerrard’s passionate personality would be a good fit at Elland Road, while others weren’t keen on the idea at all.
huge step down
— Phil McCracken ???????????????? (@bald747) October 10, 2019
Why would take a the big step down?
— DAVID MACK (@DAVYSCOT) October 9, 2019
Good luck with that????
— tommy g (@thomasgentles) October 10, 2019
Why would he downgrade from the most successful club in the world?
— Big Ste ???????????????????????????? ???????? (@BWFCTX) October 10, 2019
While fans of the Glasgow giants were quick to question why, in their opinion, Gerrard would want to take a step backwards in his career.