Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has reportedly rejected the chance to become the next Newcastle United manager and it refreshing to see that there are some Magpies fans on Twitter who do not blame the Liverpool legend for turning down the role. According to the Mirror, the 38-year-old has rejected an approach from Mike Ashley over the vacancy at St James’ Park after Rafa Benitez left at the end of his contract last month. Gerrard did well in his first season as Rangers manager as he secured a second-placed finish – their highest finish since administration in 2012 – and reached the Europa League group stages. It seems inevitable that if Gerrard continues to do well in Scotland that he will head back to England, but there’s no way he would be doing that when Newcastle are the team interested in him. You cannot blame Gerrard, or any manager who’s currently employed, for rejecting the chance to manage in the circus that is St James’ Park at the moment. Newcastle fans can see that, which suggests that Ashley will only be able to convince an unemployed manager to succeed Benitez in the Tyneside hotseat.
NothingButNewcastle has rounded up some of the best tweets below:
Good on him
— Sheikh Will (@thurkettlewill) July 7, 2019
Hahaha good on him. No one wants to work under him
— Robert Brown (@rbrown172) July 7, 2019
That didn’t take long, mind I’d be surprised if Rafa didn’t warn him off it
— Rob Black (@rob1892black) July 7, 2019
Not suprised in the slightest, his stock is rising, can't see why he would want to risk that coming here
— David J G (@DavidJG00615083) July 7, 2019
Good for him, no1 should come and work for that idiot.
— Tommy Want (@Stnnz9Nufc) July 8, 2019
Anyone with integrity will reject ashleys lies/offer
— Simon (@LittleHenryD) July 7, 2019
Even if true or not, I preach and vouch Gerrard for his common sense.
That was quick