One year ago, Steven Gerrard was first announced as the new manager of Rangers.
The Liverpool hero’s appointment sent a bit of a shockwave through football. Here was one of the game’s biggest legends, taking his first steps into football management with one of the game’s oldest footballing institutions.
Rangers remain scarred from the aftermath of 2012, but absolutely no-one can deny the progress under Gerrard on the pitch. It’s been a challenging year in many respects, but one that really needed to happen.
But the club had to make a sacrifice in appointing a rookie manager to get there, and we’ve felt that this season. At the same time as we’re developing, so is Steven Gerrard as a coach.
Rangers a different prospect under Gerrard
One year on it’s the chance to reflect on Gerrard’s tenure so far. Whilst it’s disappointing that it’s looking increasingly unlikely we’ll end the year with a trophy, it’s hard to argue that we’re not on the right path.
The Liverpool legend has made mistakes. Rangers have struggled for consistency. We’re still a touch off challenging Celtic properly.
But as we head into year two of the Gerrard project, for the first time in a long time there’s an air of stability at Ibrox.
Now it’s up to Steven Gerrard to build a side this summer which is prepared to take that leap. And you won’t find any Rangers fan who isn’t prepared to do it with him.