Former Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has claimed that he is very close to taking his first job in senior management.

The former England midfielder, who retired from professional football on 24 November 2016, has held discussions with Scottish club Rangers.

The Gers are now on the market looking for a new club manager following the Tuesday’s departure of interim boss Graeme Murty.

According to reports in the UK, Rangers have offered Liverpool legend, Gerrard, a three-year contract to be signed later this week.

Asked about the reports, Gerrard told BT Sport: “Yeah there’s truth in the rumours. I’ve held initial talks with Rangers and the plan is to pick them up in a couple of days time. We’ll see [if it happens].”

“Yeah, there is [an interest], as I said I’ve held positive talks with them. The plan, obviously I’m busy for a couple of days now. But I’ll pick it up on Thursday and see if I can progress it.”

Rangers, who faced a 5-0 thrashing in the weekend at the hands of Celtic, believe the current Reds’ Under-18s boss could turn things around at the Ibrox Stadium.

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