Steven Gerrard has turned down an approach from Derby County to take over if Frank Lampard leaves for Chelsea, it has been reported.
According to The Times, the Rangers boss has rejected a request from the Championship side over a potential move should their current boss depart.
Lampard is hotly tipped to take over at Stamford Bridge following Maurizio Sarri’s move to Juventus.
Gerrard, meanwhile, has three years left on his contract at the Ibrox side and has been hard at work making additions to his squad having finished second in the Premiership last season.
Jordan Jones and Greg Stewart have joined the club already, with Sheyi Ojo set to follow on loan from Liverpool.
Moves are also in the offing for Charlton’s Joe Aribo and Oldham defender George Edmundson.
Gerrard, who has just completed his first season of management, insisted last year that he was at Rangers for the long haul, stating that he hoped to be at the club “for a very long time”.
Rangers face Derby in a pre-season friendly in July.
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