Former Gers boss Alex McLeish is a big fan of the job Steven Gerrard is doing at Rangers, as reported by The Scottish Sun.
We’ve had to suffer another trophy-less season at Ibrox, with the season definitely not panning out as positively as many would have hoped, but there’s evidence that Gerrard is slowly improving the team and putting the building blocks in place for future success.
McLeish knows a thing or two about winning trophies at the club and reckons the former Liverpool captain has done a fantastic job in his debut season as a manager.
As quoted by The Scottish Sun, he said:
I’m very impressed. I know Stevie has been very humble and actually said ‘it’s not good enough [this season] and I’ve got to win things at this club.
He has certainly brought a lot of gravitas to that club. He’s not come up and said ‘I’m Stevie Gerrard, Liverpool and England.
He’s been absolutely brilliant with the press in general in Scotland and I’ve admired his approach to it.
The most important thing for him now if they’re going to seriously challenge Celtic is recruitment.
That is the key to any success that you want to have as a manager and as a football club.
They’ve certainly given Celtic food for thought.
We certainly have a massive summer ahead and if we can come out of it with excellent business behind us then no-one is going to be ruling us out of trophies next season.
Gerrard is a few quality players away from building a serious team having had a great January transfer window with the additions of Glen Kamara, Steven Davis and Jermain Defoe.
This season may not have quite gone to plan but we are at least hopeful for the first time in a long time, also having the stability and vision to back it up.