Steven Gerrard has been amazingly overlooked for Manager of the Month
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Steven Gerrard has been amazingly overlooked for Manager of the Month

The SPFL announced yesterday, that not only was James Tavernier Rangers’ sole representative in its Team of the Week, but that Steven Gerrard has been amazingly overlooked for the Manager of the Month award.

The recognition instead went to St Johnstone boss, Tommy Wright. The Saints have undoubtedly been in good form, winning two and drawing one of their league fixtures in November. They also kept clean sheets in each of the three fixtures.

Tommy Wright has been in charge for five years at the Saints (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

However, Steven Gerrard must be feeling aggrieved not to have got the nod. His side took a maximum nine points from their three fixtures, so why hasn’t the award went his way?

Not only did Rangers accrue more points than St Johnstone across the month, they did so emphatically. Motherwell were mauled 7-1, which was by far the biggest win any team recorded last month.

Rangers despatched Motherwell in fine style (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

There were clean sheets to go with the goals too. The Gers shut out but St Mirren and Livingston, ensuring that by the end of the month they were in touching distance of top spot.

It seems clear that in overseeing these results and performances, Gerrard was the outstanding candidate for this award.

The manager guided the club through a fantastic November (Photo by Steve Bardens – UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images)

Perhaps with Craig Levein outlandishly suggesting at the weekend that Rangers are receiving special treatment from Scottish referees, the SPFL opted to look for a safer option in Wright.

No one is denying that St Johnstone had a strong month. Yet, the stats show that Gerrard’s Rangers were the stand out domestic performers.