Steven Gerrard responds to reports saying he turned down Newcastle United

Steven Gerrard has rubbished reports he turned down the opportunity to become the next manager of Newcastle United.

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard.

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The club's board were said to be furious with Magpies owner Mike Ashley over the alleged approach, due in part to the bad blood that has existed between the JD Sports chief executive and Rangers chairman Dave King.

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However, Gerrard has since insisted that there was nothing in the story and no offer was made by Newcastle.

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard.

When asked if the Tyneside club had been in touch, he responded: "Fake news. Not that I’m aware of.”