Rangers boss Steven Gerrard emerges as surprise target for Besiktas

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Steven Gerrard has reportedly been identified as a target for Besiktas, who are keen to make him their new manager.

According to BeIN Sports, Rangers chief Gerrard has been identified as Besiktas’ top target for the managerial position.

The Liverpool icon has been in the hotseat at Ibrox since 2018, and guided them to second-place in the Scottish Premiership last season.

This time around, he is hoping to go one better, with the ‘Gers currently top of the table ahead of Celtic.

But Rangers could be set to lose their manager, with Turkish giants Besiktas currently watching him with interest.

According to Mehmet Demerol, BeIN Sports’ Turkish football expert, Besiktas will name a new club president next week, who is likely to sack current boss Abdullah Avci.

He explained that the presidential candidate most likely to win the race is looking at Gerrard as a potential replacement.

“I heard one of the strong candidates, Ahmet Nur Cebi, has a different name in his mind,” he said on BeIN Sports.

“Steven Gerrard’s name is being discussed.

“Also, I know Sergen Yalcin could replace Abdullah Avci if he wins the race.”

Besiktas have been poor this season, and are currently 12th in the Super Lig.

Back-to-back defeats in the Europa League to Wolves and Slovan Bratislava have left Avci under intense pressure.

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