Gerrard moving to Rangers would be good for the game, insists McInnes


Talks between Steven Gerrard and Rangers are at an advanced stage and the former England captain could become manager at Ibrox within the next 24 hours, according to Sky sources.

Gerrard, who is now cutting his teeth in coaching with Strachan draw parallels with Barnes, whose first job in management came when he was appointed Celtic head coach alongside director of football Kenny Dalglish in a reign that ended after just eight months.

Hibs are level on points with Rangers and a fourth-place finish might not only see the club miss out on a Europa League slot should Motherwell beat Celtic in the Scottish Cup final, but it would see them lose out on a £560,000 cash windfall compared to ending the season as runners up. "I've held initial talks with Rangers and the plan is to pick them up in a couple of days' time". "I'm happy for them", Gerrard said on BT Sport. "I'm busy now for a couple of days but I will pick it up on Thursday and we'll see if we can progress it".

Gerrard will be in Italy on Wednesday working as a TV pundit for Liverpool's Champions League semifinal against Roma.

Gerrard has confirmed that he has held "positive" talks with the Ibrox club's hierarchy regarding replacing Graeme Murty, who was dismissed from his role on Tuesday.

Gers said in a statement: "Rangers International Football Club PLC notify the resignation of two directors, Mr Paul Murray and Mr Barry Scott". Gerrard is widely tipped to bring in former Liverpool team-mate Gary McAllister as his assistant.

"For him to have the opportunity to have a job of that stature and that size, I think it's flawless". He's not going to go there and be naive enough to think all of a sudden "I'm going to turn it around".