Rangers legend Nacho Novo has insisted that Steven Gerrard’s priority this season must be stopping Celtic reaching a ninth consecutive title.
The Light Blues legend admits that European football will need to take a back seat to domestic demands with Celtic having already wrapped up eight titles in a row.
“For me, stopping nine in a row is more important than Europe,” Novo told the Daily Record.
“Of course, you always go for a win in every game – draws are no good – but if you had to ask me what the priority is then I’d say the league.
“It will be good when the club can really make a big impact in Europe because the fans love those nights but the priority is stopping nine in a row – forget about 10, they need to stop nine.”
The Gers will find out their fixtures for the new campaign tomorrow and will be hoping for an easier start than 12 months ago.
Winning the title should be the priority every season at Ibrox but with Celtic on the brink of nine in a row, it’s more crucial than ever.
A strong start to the campaign, coupled with Celtic stumbling over the line last season, could give Rangers some early momentum in their chase for a first league flag since 2011.