ACCEPTING the Rangers job is a ‘no-brainer’ for Steven Gerrard, according to Match of the Day pundit Alan Shearer.

The Liverpool legend is closing in on a deal to take over as manager at the Ibrox club after holding talks with the Gers hierarchy.

He is currently in charge of the Under-18 side at Anfield and has no senior management experience, but Shearer backed the former England midfielder to boost the Light Blues’ potential in the transfer market as he encouraged the 37-year-old to make the move to Glasgow

Read more: Tam McManus: Appointing Steven Gerrard would not be a huge gamble for Rangers

"He'll be able to attract bigger players because of who he is and what he brings to the football club," he told BBC Sport.

"Wherever he goes, people will follow because he's such a huge name.

"It's a big if because there are no guarantees but if everything is put in place and he is promised funds - and I'm pretty sure if he accepts they would have to deliver what they have promised to him - I think it's a no-brainer for him.

"If he were to take another job, for argument's sake in the Championship, it's a very, very tough league. He's got to then also get up to the Premier League and there's 12 or 13 teams can do that."

Rangers were beaten 5-0 by Celtic yesterday to fall three points behind Aberdeen in the race for second place.