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Liverpool legend Gerrard confirms Rangers job talks

Gerrard confirms he has Credit: PA

Steven Gerrard has confirmed his interest in taking over as manager of Rangers.

The former Liverpool and England captain, who is currently in charge of the under-18s side at Anfield, has held initial discussions with the Scottish Premiership club.

Gerrard would become the long-term successor at Ibrox to Graeme Murty, who was sacked on Tuesday.

Asked about recent speculation linking him with the post, Gerrard told BT Sport: "Yes, there is 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.

"There is (interest). I've held positive talks with them. 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."

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Liverpool's Gerrard in the running for Rangers job

Gerrard is currently in charge of Liverpool's under-18s team. Credit: PA

Steven Gerrard is among a list of candidates being considered to become the new Rangers boss, according to reports.

The former Liverpool and England skipper, currently in charge of the Reds' Under-18 squad, is now the bookmakers' favourite to land the post.

The Light Blues' former academy coach Graeme Murty was handed the reins after former manager Pedro Caixinha was axed back in October.

But his stint is almost certain to end this summer after a large section of the Gers faithful turned against him in the wake of an abject display against bitter rivals Celtic in the William Hill Scottish Cup semi-finals earlier this month.

Rangers chairman Dave King was spotted at Anfield for Tuesday night's Champions League showdown between Liverpool and Roma and it has now been reported that 37-year-old Gerrard is in the running to take over at the Glasgow giants having been added to a shortlist drawn up by Ibrox chiefs.

Caixinha leaves Rangers after seven months in charge

Rangers have part company with manager Pedro Caixinha Credit: PA

Rangers have parted company with manager Pedro Caixinha, the club have announced.

The Rangers board took the decision to end his troubled seven-month reign after they met for talks in the wake of Wednesday night's 1-1 draw with Kilmarnock.

Under-20s boss Graeme Murty will resume caretaker duties for the second time this year when the Light Blues travel to Edinburgh to face Hearts on Saturday.

Rangers permit Barton to return to training

Joey Barton. Credit: PA

Joey Barton is set to return to Rangers after the club announced the conclusion of the midfielder's disciplinary procedure.

The 34-year-old was banished from the club after a training-ground bust-up with boss Mark Warburton in the wake of September's 5-1 Old Firm drubbing by Celtic.

But it appears the end of his suspension is only aimed at allowing him to work on his fitness ahead of an expected January departure.

Rangers said in a statement: "Joey Barton has been told he will return to full-time training following the conclusion of a disciplinary procedure.

"The Auchenhowie management team will inform the player of appropriate training arrangements to which he must adhere for as long as he remains a Rangers player. Neither the club nor the player will comment further."

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