Since the 38-year-old arrived at Ibrox in May, things have improved on the pitch. It’s been far from plain sailing, but the Gers finished a position higher in the league table, accrued eight more points, won two Old Firm fixtures, and almost made it to the knockout stages of the Europa League.
In the transfer market, the club is faring better, also. The January loan signing of Jermain Defoe was a big statement and one that almost certainly wouldn’t have happened if it wasn’t for Gerrard.
The boss is ushering in substantial changes off the pitch, too. Both at the Hummel Training Centre and at Ibrox [RangersTV].
It’s at the latter that this latest evidence of the Gerrard effect was collected, too.
This season, there’s been an increase in average attendances at home SPL fixtures.
Across the 2017/18 season, an average of 49,171 descended on Ibrox, whereas during 2018/19, that figure rose to 49,562. That’s an impressive increase of 391 people per game (percentage increase of 0.79).
As we’ve seen a large number of sellouts this season, there’s not much room for improvement for the Rangers supporters.
It’s another tick for Stevie G, who, despite not clinching any silverware this season, still has the majority of the fanbase onside.