Former Celtic hero Kris Commons has claimed to The Scottish Sun, via the Daily Mail, that Rangers boss Steven Gerrard will be interested in the Newcastle job.

The Magpies look set to sack Steve Bruce as supporters turned on him during yesterday’s 3-2 defeat to Tottenham.

PIF have a big decision to make and they won’t be happy to see their new purchase second bottom of the Premier League and without a win all season.

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Gerrard has been heavily linked with the Newcastle job. Commons isn’t convinced that he doesn’t secretly want it either.

Brendan Rodgers has publicly stated that he has no desire to leave his role at Leicester, curbing the speculation.

Gerrard hasn’t done that though and Commons think he knows how the ex-Liverpool player is thinking.

He told The Scottish Sun, via the Daily Mail: “All Gerrard has to say was that he had absolutely no interest in the Newcastle job.

“That he didn’t speaks volumes for me. He had the chance to end the speculation and didn’t take it.


“He knows how his comments will be viewed. Whether Newcastle are interested in him is one thing. But there’s no doubt in my mind that he’s interested in Newcastle.”

Intrigue: Gerrard might be the ideal Newcastle appointment

It’s fair to say that Commons has a point. Gerrard’s reluctance to rule out moving to the Premier League with Newcastle could be telling.

He’s now in his fourth season at Rangers and might feel that he’s taken the club as far as he possibly can.

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Gerrard would be an interesting one for Newcastle. He hasn’t worked in the Premier League as a manager but will surely be keen to flex his credentials.

It does seem for all the world that he’ll manage Liverpool one day and the Magpies gig might be the ideal acid test in preparation.

Having spent time, and been successful, at Rangers, Gerrard will understand the weight of the expectations and he could thrive.

Only time will tell what direction PIF wish to go in but they could do a lot worse than appoint Gerrard.

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