BT Sport pundit says billionaire-owned club should want ‘Outstanding’ Rangers man

Peter Crouch says he would be interested in appointing Rangers boss Steven Gerrard if he was in charge of Tottenham.

The BT Sport pundit is a huge fan of Gerrard and defended him from critics who question the standard of the SPFL.

In his Daily Mail Q&A column Crouch explained that Gerrard’s reputation as a manager is growing and suggests his calibre should appeal to Spurs and their billionaire owners [Forbes].

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He wrote, “Steven’s stock is rising and the way he has overseen the renaissance of Rangers is outstanding.

“I hear people talking about the strength of the Scottish League and questioning the quality but what I would argue is this: if it was so easy, why aren’t teams going unbeaten every year?

“He is going to be an outstanding manager and if I was running Tottenham, I would absolutely be interested in a man of his calibre.”

Going nowhere

Gerrard is clearly happy at Rangers. He is loved here and has a brilliant project at Ibrox.

He has won a league title but there is so much more to come, with the Champions League on offer next season.

Knowing his competitiveness, Stevie G will also be keen to win the two domestic cups in order to establish Gers as the dominant team in Scotland once and for all.

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His focus on signing young players in January also hints that he wants to stay at the club long-term.

Scott Wright has impressed him while Nathan Patterson has also broken through this term.

The likes of Ianis Hagi, Ryan Kent and Joe Aribo could become world class players with us too and we are sure that appeals to Gerrard.

We cannot see him leaving us to join any club in the Premier League but Liverpool, and since there is no chance of that happening soon we are convinced he will be here a little while yet.

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Pressure Will Increase, Retaining League Title Harder

Rangers legend Barry Ferguson has warned that retaining a title is the toughest job in football and is sure that the pressure will ramp up on Steven Gerrard’s Gers next term.

The former Rangers captain won five league titles at Ibrox and is aware of what is needed to win back-to-back leagues with the Glasgow giants.

Ferguson conceded that winning any league title is hard, but feels the hardest part is ahead for Rangers as he believes it is even more difficult to retain it.

He stressed that as Rangers achieve more success going forward the pressure to win more and retain league the title is only going to increase tenfold.

The Rangers legend feels Steven Gerrard and the players will know that they will be under the cosh next season and will also have to show progress in the cup competitions.

Ferguson said on the Go Radio Football Show: “It is really hard to win a trophy, especially if it’s a league.

“The hardest thing is to retain it, then build on it and then keep winning and winning and the pressure keeps mounting.

“They will be under pressure next season, the manager will know that the players will know that so the next aim is to go and build on winning the league.

“Go and retain the league and go on bring the League Cup and the Scottish Cup back.”

Ferguson is realistic about Rangers’ prospects in the Champions League and believes making the group stage will be the limit of their ambitions.

“I don’t think they will get really far [in the Champions League], I am being realistic here.

“The aim is to get into the group stage.”

Champions League football is sure to boost Gerrard’s budget and the Rangers boss looks set to add to his squad in the summer window.

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‘Nonsense’ – Micah Richards perfectly silences Chris Sutton after shocking Rangers claims

Chris Sutton was left with pie on his face live on air with the BBC on Monday evening as his Rangers predictions were brought back up.

At the start of the season, the known Ibrox-villain predicted that the Bears will do “nothing” but they instead finished as champions and invincibles.

Micah Richards wasn’t about to let him off the hook and labelled his claims as “nonsense” as Celtic were embarrassed all season.

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Speaking on BBC 606 Monday Night Club, Richards laughed in Sutton’s face as his arrogant remarks came back to bite him.

“You know what Chris is like,” he said.

“Every time he is on, he’s giving it the big one. His mouth is always going on it, and he said at the start of the season, Rangers will do nothing. They’ve won nothing and they’ll be nothing.”

Sutton tried to respond quickly by sounding clever, but he was left in silence to fight his own corner which didn’t work.

“That’s called a prediction, Micah.”

To which the former Manchester City player silenced him perfectly with a swift response that left the group laughing their hearts out.

“It’s called nonsense.”

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Silenced.

We love any excuse to watch a clip of anyone pushing the buttons of Sutton, and Richards does it better than most after his punditry debut.

His laugh is infectious and watching the pain on Sutton’s face as he simply had to sit there and admit his wrong-doing.

The Bears were wonderful for the entire season, and even the former Celtic man will have to admit that his old side are in trouble.

They need a complete rebuild at Parkhead, something that we have done and are continuing to build with the arrivals of those such as Fashion Sakala.

It’s going to be brilliant to see the Bears start their era of dominance, even just to see the look on the face of Sutton on a yearly basis.

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‘Gotham City’ – BBC Sportsound pundit savages Rangers fans after wild celebrations

Richard Foster has condemned Rangers fans for their barbaric celebrations in Glasgow after the Scottish Premiership title was lifted.

The Bears crushed Aberdeen 4-0 to seal their invincible campaign, which sparked wild scenes at Ibrox and around the city afterwards.

Foster wasn’t impressed as footage highlighted how it went too far with damage being created unnecessarily throughout Glasgow.

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The BBC Sportsound pundit’s comments were shared on their official Twitter account, and he made the bizarre reference to the Batman films.

“On-air DAB/Online/810MW discussing Rangers trophy day & the aftermath on the streets of Glasgow,” they wrote.

“Richard Foster condemning the scenes “It was like Gotham City.”

Add him to the list.

Just another BBC pundit condemning the Bears or their fans, this has become the norm over the past few years online and on the radio.

It is no surprise and it would be more shocking if they were to say something positive, although we agree this was out of order.

There was no need for damage to be created throughout the city, we understand gathering after the decade of torment, but this was too far.

It has to be left to the authorities to deal with this, with there also being no need for these BBC pundits to stick their noses in where it isn’t needed.

What is worst, is just how bad and childish this verdict is, we’d suggest for Foster to play as long as he can with Partick Thistle, as he isn’t a huge name for the BBC to keep.

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Stan Collymore shares instant Twitter reaction as Police Scotland launch Rangers investigation

Stan Collymore has shared his instant reaction on Twitter as Police Scotland launched an investigation after Rangers celebrations on Saturday.

The Bears squad have been accused of using sectarian language during their chanting in the dressing room after lifting the Scottish Premiership title.

Police Scotland are looking into the matter, although Collymore doesn’t expect anything to come in terms of punishments.

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Writing on his personal Twitter account this afternoon, Collymore has claimed that the investigation could conclude as early as next week.

“1 week later…” he wrote.

“Our findings are clear. Ebony and Ivory by Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder were being sung throughout and we, therefore, conclude our investigations.”

Shadow.

This is the major problem with social media in the modern-day.

You can’t celebrate without videos being posted online for anyone to judge and dissect, potentially finding something that can lead to things like this.

It was pandemonium in the Ibrox dressing rooms, and rightly so after ending a decade of torment at the hands of Celtic.

Collymore has become somewhat of an activist for issues within the game and was outspoken when Glen Kamara was racially abused by Ondrej Kudela.

There have been far too many issues and incidents this season, and we are hoping that this can be concluded as soon as possible.

As Collymore predicts, this could be over within one week and the likely outcome could be no action taken against the Bears as they celebrated this title win.

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