Rangers fans have responded to the ‘fantastic’ news that Steven Gerrard has been named as the Scottish Football Writers’ Association Manager of the Year.

The award win was confirmed on Wednesday morning [Rangers FC Twitter], with two matches remaining in Rangers’ season.

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Rangers fans are delighted with the news that Steven Gerrard has scooped the Scottish Football Writers’ Manager of the Year award.. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Given that St Johnstone secured a top-six spot, won the League Cup and are in the Scottish Cup final, some were tipping Callum Davidson for victory, while Livingston’s David Martindale and Scotland boss Steve Clarke were both also shortlisted.

However, Gerrard has been rewarded for guiding the Gers to 55.

The 40-year-old was under immense pressure at the beginning of the season to secure his first silverware and he delivered in emphatic fashion.

Rangers’ exits to St Mirren and St Johnstone in the League Cup and Scottish Cup respectively were low moments, but Gerrard showed his managerial prowess to guide the club deep into the Europa League, while a historic Premiership title was wrapped up by early March.

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Gerrard’s side have been near flawless in the league and are two games away from going the entire season unbeaten.

The Gers have scored more goals than any other team and have conceded only 13 times from 36 Premiership matches.

With the help of an impressive extended coaching team featuring Gary McAllister, Michael Beale and Tom Culshaw, Gerrard has Rangers back where they belong and is thoroughly deserving of the award.

Here’s a selection of reactions from supporters on Twitter:

 

In other news, a Rangers loanee has scooped a Goal of the Season award for a stunning solo effort.

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