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‘The investment is there’ – Steven Gerrard sent Newcastle manager message

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Steven Gerrard has been tipped by a former Liverpool team-mate to snub the chance to manage Newcastle United.

The former Reds skipper has been linked with the manager’s job at St James’ Park ever since the club’s takeover was completed.

Mike Ashley’s reign at Newcastle came to an end this week, and in his place the Saudi Arabian Public Investment Fund (PIF) secured an 80 per cent stake in the club.

The other 20 per cent is split equally between Amanda Staveley’s PCP Capital Partners and the Reuben Brothers investment fund.

READ MORE: Newcastle takeover has led to £200m transfer boost but they have £560m Liverpool gap to plug

Bruce is now expected to be relieved from his duties but former Liverpool midfielder Charlie Adam, who played alongside Gerrard at Anfield, believes the ex-Reds skipper will not take over the top job at St James’ Park.

Adam reckons that, even though managing Newcastle could be a “stepping stone” to taking over at Liverpool one day, Gerrard will still remain in charge of Rangers.

“The investment is there for Steven Gerrard to go and be Newcastle manager,” Adam told the PLZ Football Show. “He could go and have £150million to spend.

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“Do I think he’ll go? No, I think he will see out the job he has at Rangers. He’s got a good job there, and he knows what he is doing.

“Long-term though, is this [going to Newcastle] the stepping stone to get the Liverpool job? Maybe. If there is the right project available, any manager will have to look at it.”

Gerrard is in his fourth season at Rangers after taking over the club in 2018, and will be looking to win his second Scottish Premiership title following last season’s triumph.

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