STEVEN GERRARD believes Rangers coach Michael Beale should '100 per cent' be attracting interest from other clubs with a view to becoming a manager for the first time.

Cardiff City have been linked with a move to appoint Beale as boss as they consider their options following the sacking of Mick McCarthy last weekend.

The former Chelsea, Sao Paulo and Liverpool coach has been an integral part of Gerrard's backroom team since he made the move from Anfield three years ago.

Gerrard insists there have been no discussions between the champions and Cardiff but he can understand why clubs would be interested in talking to the 41-year-old over a move into the hotseat.

Gerrard said: “Not to my knowledge has there been any approach.

“I have been with Michael all morning and he hasn’t mentioned it from a personal point of view and the club haven’t brought it to me. So I assume it’s speculation at the moment.

“In terms of do I think Cardiff would be interested in Michael Beale, and other teams for that matter? 100 per cent because he’s top at his job."