Steven Gerrard has shot down claims he’s turned down the chance to become the new Newcastle manager, saying he’s not aware of any offer from the club as of yet.
This comes after the Liverpool legend’s name has been strongly linked with the vacant job over the past 48 hours, with the Chronicle claiming he’s on Mike Ashley’s ‘shortlist’ and the Mirror reporting on Sunday night that he rejected our approach.
Here’s what he’s had to say when asked if claims he’d rejected Newcastle’s offer were true:
“Fake news. Not that I’m aware of.”
The Chronicle are adamant we’re yet to make any approach – despite the Mirror’s claim that he’s already rejected our offer – and this would make sense based on Gerrard’s latest comments.
That said, I am far from convinced he’d be willing to work under Mike Ashley.
Just look at the comments he made about our team and the running of our club last year, claiming there’s a ‘mess upstairs’ that needs to be sorted out:
If he thought that then, goodness knows what he’d think now after we’ve lost Rafa, refused to sign Rondon and sold our top scorer – all while failing to make a single signing so far this summer.