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Alan Shearer believes that Steven Gerrard taking the manager’s job at Rangers would be a “no-brainer.”

Talks have taken place between Gerrard and the Glaswegian club, and sources told ESPN FC that they were confident of securing a deal.

Former Newcastle and England striker Shearer told the BBC that his former international teammate would be able to put his own stamp on the Ibrox outfit.

“He’ll be able to attract bigger players because of who he is and what he brings to the football club,” he said.

“Wherever he goes, people will follow because he’s such a huge name.”

“It’s a big if because there are no guarantees but if everything is put in place and he is promised funds — and I’m pretty sure if he accepts they would have to deliver what they have promised to him — I think it’s a no-brainer for him.

“If he were to take another job, for argument’s sake in the Championship, it’s a very, very tough league. He’s got to then also get up to the Premier League and there’s 12 or 13 teams can do that.”

Rangers lost 5-0 to Old Firm rivals Celtic on Sunday, who confirmed their seventh successive Scottish league title with the win.

Current boss Graeme Murty will be leaving at the end of the season after taking over from Pedro Caixinha in October, and Gerrard could well be going up against former manager Brendan Rodgers.

Gerrard has been working as an under-18s coach at Liverpool since 2017 after retiring as a player the year before, ending his career at MLS club LA Galaxy.

He won nine trophies with Liverpool, including the Champions League in 2005, amassing 710 appearances for the Reds and earned 114 England caps.

Ipswich Town had been linked with making an approach for Gerrard recently, while he turned down the chance to manage MK Dons in the past.

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