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Steven Gerrard targeted by Leeds United for post-Bielsa manager

According to Football Insider, the Liverpool legend and current Glasgow Rangers boss is top of the replacement list at the Championship club.

Soccer Football - Europa League - Group G - BSC Young Boys v Rangers - Stade de Suisse, Bern, Switzerland - October 3, 2019  Rangers manager Steven Gerrard before the match  REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

In his first senior managerial role, things are going well for Steven Gerrard. The Liverpool legend has taken Glasgow Rangers to the top of the Scottish Premiership after eight games and according to Football Insider, a big club in England has been keeping tabs.

Gerrard Leeds the way

With seven wins and 26 goals in their opening league fixtures, while battling it out in the Europa League group stage, Gerrard has impressed the loyal fans of the Scottish giants. One of his main objectives there this season is to stop bitter rivals Celtic from extending their run of league title to nine in a row, although just closing the gap - given the clubs' recent contrasting histories - is seen as huge progress in itself.

Enjoying being boss | Glasgow Rangers head coach Steven Gerrard attends a press conference.
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Enjoying being boss | Glasgow Rangers head coach Steven Gerrard attends a press conference.PETER KLAUNZEREFE

Based on the report, the former England international is being lined up as a potential successor to Marcelo Bielsa at Leeds United. The Championship side are currently fifth, 11 games into the campaign but after getting so close to promotion to the Premier League last season, failing again may have the Argentine looking for a new challenge elsewhere. A source at the Yorkshire club has reportedly said that they are already considering replacements if that was to happen, and the man hoped by many fans to return to Anfield's dugout one day is top of their list.