Rangers boss Steven Gerrard has been awarded the Scottish Premiership Manager of the Month award for February – but it’s simply a precursor for a much bigger individual prize to come.

When this season eventually rolls to a conclusion – with Rangers Champions and fans nursing hangovers from the party on trophy day – Rangers boss Gerrard won’t just scoop 55.

But Gerrard and his management team will get the credit they deserve from the powers that be in Scotland when he picks up the Manager of the Year Award.

This is Gerrard’s fourth Manager of the Month Award and his first since November, breaking a chain of victories from Livingston’s David Martindale.

 

Martindale is probably the only challenge to the crown but even the Lions boss would admit that there is only one place that particular gong is going this season.

Rangers have been a relentless force this campaign, remaining unbeaten in the Scottish Premiership and Europa League with this squad on the verge of history.

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Gerrard hasn’t always got the credit he deserves for the size of the job he and his backroom staff – who he will not fail to mention when he secures that Manager of the Year prize – have actually done at Ibrox.

Rangers aren’t just a flash in the pan – this is the complete restructuring of a football club on its knees in dire need of modernisation on and off the pitch.

It’s been a remarkable feat and for Steven Gerrard, the true prize will be the victory of his players and what it means to Rangers as a club and to the fans.

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Rangers boss Steven Gerrard has been handed his fourth Manager of the Month award of the season. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

But don’t doubt for a second that the prize of Manager of the Year – the first in his career – won’t mean something to a young coach some had written off at this time last year.

Despite impressing on the touchline Gerrard won’t be prowling it after against St Mirren after he accepted a one-match ban for a clash with referee John Beaton.

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