Rangers have taken to Twitter to celebrate manager Steven Gerrard as he reaches his 150th game for the club against Ross County this afternoon.
The milestone comes at a time with Rangers flying high and harbouring serious hopes of going on to secure a legendary 55th title and the first trophy in a decade.
— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) January 23, 2021
The driving force behind the club’s change in fortunes on the pitch spoke about reaching 150 games pre-match and the club released a special video with some highlights of the gaffer’s journey.
“I was told yesterday or the day before it was the 150th game,” said Gerrard [Rangers].
“It’s not something I’ve given too much focus to as it is very much not about me – it is about the team and the group and getting results.
“But I am really proud to be sitting here and have been the manager for 149 games. It is a journey I have enjoyed immensely – I am certainly in a better place from an individual point of view from what I have learned and the experience so far.
“I want to improve, from my point of view and I want to continue to push myself in all the areas to become a better manager.
“I am really proud of the efforts the players have given me so far, and my support staff have done an excellent job supporting me in that area.
“I hope there are many more to come. It is a fantastic number in such a short space of time as it has almost been like three seasons in two-and-a-half years.
“It has been really intense but an enjoyable journey at the same time. I am looking forward very much to the future and pushing towards us becoming a successful group – that is the challenge for me and everyone connected with the club right now.
“It hasn’t changed since day one. We all know whether you’re a player, a coach or anyone who is representing this club, when you sign up and you become part of Rangers and the DNA here, you are always pushing towards success as quick as you can.
“That will never change. That was the remit on day one and that is what we will continue to push for.
“It is going to be tough, it is going to be a challenge, but it is one we are very much looking forward to.”
Alongside the hashtag #Gerrard150 the Ibrox side paid a small tribute to the manager who has so effectively transformed the club’s fortunes.
Rangers fans also took to Twitter to praise the manager with his team on the verge of Ibrox history:
Love this #Gerrard150 💙
— Dawn Carmichael (@DawnxCarmichael) January 23, 2021
Thankyou for building us a team fit for Europe and home and dragging our standards back where they should be and roll on 55🔴⚪🔵
— 77kingj3 (@forrester_billy) January 23, 2021
Best thing to happen to Rangers in ages 😍😍😍💙 x
— H… (@Heather_1705) January 23, 2021
Congratulations! Now, get stuck right into them
— Crazy Horse 🇬🇧 (@glasgowsportsfa) January 23, 2021
❤️🤍💙 Has the all the characteristics required to become a Rangers legend.
— MountainBear (@Mark_S_Crawford) January 23, 2021
Here's to another 150 games for the Gaffer at our wonderful club.
— Jim (@MijBmal) January 23, 2021
3 points today please. 🔴⚪🔵
— kenny weir (@kenny_weir) January 23, 2021
Love you 😘
— Harky (@harkinho_7) January 23, 2021
Gave us back the good times, club legend
— hammer (@amcfarlane07) January 23, 2021
Hopefully stays for a minimum of another 150 🙏
— Tommy G (@tommygrfc) January 23, 2021
— Fra (@Frazer82) January 23, 2021
Boss, that. ❤🤍💙
— Bluenose Annie (@BluenoseAnnie) January 23, 2021
Best. Signing. Ever 🤩💙
— theoneandonlygailb (@strypeyblue) January 23, 2021
Magnificent guy in every way 🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧
— SlowHand (@SlowHan53560530) January 23, 2021
— Bazzaboy (@Bazzaboy180) January 23, 2021
Rangers boss Gerrard will be hoping to get his side back to winning ways against the Staggies following last weekend’s 1-1 draw with Motherwell.
Here’s our predicted XI for the match as the Gers look to open up a 23-point lead at the top of the Scottish Premiership.