Rangers manager, Steven Gerrard, was announced as December’s Ladbrokes Manager of the Month after guiding his side to the knockout stages of the Europa League and an impressive run of results that saw them drop points just once, away to Aberdeen as reported on the club’s official website.
Gerrard was also unlucky not to guide his side to their first silverware in his time in charge with an offside goal for Celtic the only goal of the game in a dominant display for the Gers at Hampden.
Rangers now sit just two points behind their bitter rivals with a game in hand as they look to win their first Scottish Premiership title since 2010/11. They went into the winter break with just one defeat in the league campaign this season, the disappointing 2-0 loss to Celtic at Ibrox in September, a game in which they contributed to their own downfall.
For the first time in years the Light Blues have a settled squad that have achieved a level of consistency with Gerrard being on the record as saying there won’t be many incoming transfers this window with potentially just a few leaving the club.
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Gers fans took to Twitter at the announcement to congratulate the gaffer in the hope that it won’t be the only silverware he lifts this season.
Toughest month of the season with fixture. Games coming Tuesday Sunday each week a Silly game away to Aberdeen dropping points but to end it all with a win away to them was superb! Well done gaffer💙
— Lewis Emerson (@emersonlewis97) January 8, 2020
The trophies will come in due time 😊
— 54 and counting. (@Gerfan4678) January 8, 2020
Well deserved Stevie, well done mate. Buzzing for the second half of the season now 🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧
— 🇬🇧 (@gerlad94) January 8, 2020
Well deserved boss, you’ve done a mighty job for us, turned the entire team around and got us firing on all cylinders 🇬🇧👏👏
— PΛЦᄂ FIƧΉΣЯ (@Paul_Fisher_Jnr) January 8, 2020
Well done gaffer
— Mikey (@GovanEastGer) January 8, 2020
Well done Stevie G. Richly deserved without a doubt, many more to come hopefully.
— Craig Gillon (@CraigGillon5) January 8, 2020
Rangers have a favourable run of fixtures after the winter break and will be looking to apply pressure to Celtic as their hunt for title 55 looks to be going down to the wire in the closest league campaign in nearly a decade.