English newspaper sources predict Gerrard exit; Celtic can take advantage

By John McGinley

October 8, 2021

Scottish sources have told The Daily Mail they believe this is Steven Gerrard’s last season at Rangers.

The paper say he has also been left ‘intrigued’ by the situation at Newcastle United, suggesting he could well leave Scotland before the end of the current campaign or at the very least is having his head turned.

A move to St James’ Park seems unlikely, but if Gerrard truly is for the off within 12 months, Celtic can undoubtedly take advantage of this uncertainty.

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The final year of any manager’s reign can bring up issues at a club. Just look at what happened when Brendan Rodgers left for Leicester City.

Problems behind the scenes at Celtic started the previous summer and rumbled on right through the autumn into the winter transfer window.

When Rodgers did eventually leave in February, it threw Celtic’s title bid into chaos. Neil Lennon managed to steady the ship and get over the line, but the Ibrox side should have really done more with the opportunity available to them.

Celtic have a big decision to make about the New Year Derby

Celtic have a big decision to make about the New Year Derby
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Could this impending exit be the reason for their sluggish start to the season? From a position of strength, they’ve struggled in Europe, also dropping points in the Scottish Premiership.

They may be top of the table but they are only six points ahead of Celtic at our lowest ebb in many a year. If they were firing on all cylinders they’d be streaking ahead.

If this kind of stuff is leaking to English papers, it could be an open secret behind the scenes at Ibrox they are coming to the end of an era.

If Celtic continue on this rebuild under Ange Postecoglou in a positive fashion, then we will be well placed to capitalise on any chaos over the city.

Getting our own house in order has rarely been more crucial than it is now.

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