Robert Fleck claims winning title would surpass Rangers icon's landmark
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Robert Fleck claims winning title would surpass Rangers icon's landmark

Former Rangers striker Robert Fleck has claimed winning the title this season would surpass Graeme Souness’ landmark title win in 1987.
The Light Blues currently trail leaders Celtic by six points but are very much in the title hunt.

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Fleck thinks Celtic’s recent domination would make a title win all the more remarkable.
The former Ger also drew parallels with Souness’ arrival at Ibrox in 1986 and Gerrard’s appointment.

“If Steven Gerrard could win this title, it would be a much greater achievement than Graeme Souness making us champions in his first season,” Fleck told The Herald.

“Of course, what Graeme did back in 1987 was fantastic – but Gerrard would trump him if he could do it this season.

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“He has had to go in against a very strong Celtic squad who have dominated relentlessly so if he brings home the title it would be incredible.
“I think there is a very similar vibe around Gerrard as there was when Souness came to Ibrox in 1986.

When Souness arrived at Ibrox he was in a much stronger position than Gerrard started from as Rangers boss.
The current manager doesn’t have the same clout in the transfer market to sign players of the quality Souness could.
Going on to lift the club’s first title since 1978 was a huge moment for the Light Blues.

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Within a few years, Rangers were back as the dominant force in Scottish football.
If Gerrard’s side do go on and lift the title this season, there’s little doubt it would surpass Souness’ achievement.
Whether it goes on to kick-start a prolonged run of success – like Souness’ – is anyone’s guess.
The similarities are there though – former Liverpool skipper taking his first job in management after a glorious playing career.

Here’s hoping lightning strikes twice.
 


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