Rangers icon Ally McCoist has admitted that he thinks Steven Gerrard will be ‘surprised’ at the outpouring of emotion from Gers fans if they clinch the title this season – and comments from fans on Twitter show exactly what Super means.
The Gers look almost certain to end a decade-long wait to bring the title back to Ibrox and make it 55 Scottish league championships – and the club’s all-time record scorer believes Gerrard will be stunned at just how many people are ‘affected’ by it.
McCoist is confident Gerrard will feel like he’s in the best job in the world right now but thinks that in six weeks’ time it will be even better for the Liverpool icon.
“He’ll think he’s in the biggest job on the planet right now, McCoist said [TalkSPORT].
“There’s no doubt about it. I’m telling you right now that he will be thinking he’s in the biggest and best job on the planet.
“He’s probably six weeks away from – if he didn’t realise – he’s hopefully six weeks away from realising the effect he’s going to have on so many people and it’s going to be unbelievable.
“I hope Steven is going to reach that position and I’ll bet that even he will be surprised at the effect it’s going to have on so many people if and when they cross that line.”
Fans on Twitter almost unanimously agreed with McCoist’s sentiments and gave a little insight of their own into how much winning 55 will mean this season after the tribulations of the last decade.
With Gerrard’s side sitting 21 points clear at the top of the table with 15 games left, fans are starting to get excited – with one claiming Gerrard will becme an Ibrox “God” by winning the title.
Here are some of the comments from Rangers fans on Twitter:
When we win this league and stop 10 in a row he instantly becomes a GOD
— WilliamOfBoyne (@boyne_of) January 13, 2021
Seriously, I was trying to explain to Mrs last night just how massive this is. She has no idea, for 9 yrs our life has been hell. From bottom of Scottish football to being champs in 9 years is an incredible achievement. 55 is coming and I cant wait🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧
— rangersforlife (@ogse51182) January 13, 2021
Wish there was Social media about during Rangers 9 in a Row era because the last 10 years of them rubbing our noses in it has been off the scale!! So as a Rangers fan of and when we get over the line you bet we are going to ENJOY IT!! 🇬🇧👊🏻
— Shmandog 🇬🇧🏴 (@Pandy297) January 13, 2021
He has turned our club around winning in Europe and about to win the most historic of league titles. He will be a hero for millions.
— Bobby Zungu Russell (@BroBobbyTait) January 13, 2021
Ally, I love you but, don't.
Don't even want to think of the floods of tears I'm going to be in. https://t.co/BZPsp6byPC
— Gav (@afgavinstan) January 13, 2021
Going to be some party🇬🇧🍻 https://t.co/PBp4ohx088
— darryl whitelaw (@Darrylwhitelaw) January 13, 2021
This is too true, as a fan base we’ve been kicked from pillar to post in the last 10 years. If he achieves 55 he’ll go down as not only a Liverpool legend but also a Rangers legend! 🇬🇧💙 https://t.co/J4cLdRVa7T
— William Smart (@WilliamSmart23) January 13, 2021
When we win the league and complete our journey back to the top, I hope fans remember the huge part Ally played in it. He stuck by us during the hardest part of the club's history and that should never be forgotten. https://t.co/yZwxKr2AQr
— RFC1872 (@54timeskings) January 13, 2021
When 55 is won, every bit of pain over the last 10 years will have been worth it. Will be worth every single second. We weren’t in the league for 4 years, we started from the bottom and they still can’t win 10. I love this game https://t.co/8Y69rxnOcO
— harry (@irn_bruu) January 13, 2021
Rangers fans were in buoyant mood after Celtic dropped points to Hibs as the thought of a four-month title procession threatens to become reality week by week.