Former Celtic man Davie Provan thinks that the Rangers job was never a good fit for the former Liverpool man because of the financial strength coming from Celtic Park, The Scottish Sun report.

Celtic have won every domestic trophy on offer since Gerrard arrived in Glasgow with Brendan Rodgers and, subsequently, Neil Lennon building teams that have shown remarkable consistency.

With the Bhoys red hot favourites to secure yet another title this season and perhaps even a Scottish Cup, which Rangers have been knocked out of, it’s not the best time for Rangers or for Gerrard.


It’s led to some questions about his long-term future in the city going up against Celtic.

Sky Sports man Provan thinks that the job has never been a good fit for the inexprienced manager.

As quoted by The Scottish Sun, he said: “If timing is everything in football, his [Gerrard’s] was rotten. With Rangers dwarfed by Celtic’s financial muscle, Ibrox was never the place for him to cut his teeth.

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“Following the latest embarrassment against Hamilton, Gers legend Barry Ferguson said Gerrard knows he’s in “a magnificent job”. Sorry Barry, but the Ibrox gig is a poisoned chalice right now.

“It might have been magnificent when Walter Smith was outsmarting and outspending Liam Brady or when Dick Advocaat was toying with the novice John Barnes. Not now.”

Steven Gerrard at Celtic Park

Steven Gerrard at Celtic Park / (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

With Celtic continuing to post incredible positive financial results and with a number of exceptional playing assets in Lennon’s squad, it doesn’t look like our clout is going to lessen on that front any time soon.

If we manage to go on and secure nine then we’re going to be incredibly motivated to make history and win a tenth title in a row for the first time in Scottish football.

Gerrard may see that as a challenge to go up against but with Celtic so strong right now, is another season of failure really something he wants on his CV?

It’s certainly interesting across the city.

Can Lennon and his Bhoys pile the pressure on this weekend?

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