Rangers fans might be utterly devastated about the club’s Scottish Cup exit to the hands of relegation-threatened Hearts going by the post-match reaction.
Some might even be doubting the suitability of Steven Gerrard and the current squad when it comes to challenging on the domestic front.
But most will agree that despite a woeful run of domestic form over the last two months, Rangers have undoubtedly improved under the Scouser on the whole.
That said, the Liverpool legend’s position as manager at Ibrox is about to be seriously tested, and the comments of the Rangers boss in the aftermath of the Hearts result has some fans worried.
“I just need to think,” said Gerrard [Campbell].
“I need to think. I am feeling pain right now because I want to win here, I am desperate to win here.
“Looking from the side today, I didn’t get the impression that the feeling amongst my players was the same.”
The manager also cut a despondent figure in his post-match interview with Premier Sports.
"Bitterly disappointed with the result and outcome of the game, we got what we deserved"
— Premier Sports 📺 (@PremierSportsTV) February 29, 2020
Whilst there’s absolutely nothing definitive in the manager’s comments and absolutely no official suggestion he’ll leave, fans are fearing the worst when it comes to Gerrard himself.
You can tell the Rangers manager is still hurting after the result and as the former England captain says himself, he needs time to reflect on what has happened.
But according to these fans, they won’t be surprised if the manager walks after his latest comments:
Hope he doesn't do anything rash because I think he's the right man despite mistakes. That doesnt sound good though, and publicly stating that the players dont want it as much as you is a difficult one to come back from in the dressing room
— Gordon Smith (@GSmiddy) February 29, 2020
He’s walking out soon mark my words
— Jordon (@jordonclarkee) February 29, 2020
I’m taking it that he’s gonna walk sadly
— Sauce, no salad (@dougierob) February 29, 2020
His refusal to adapt to different opponents and change the shape will be the end of him along with ojo 1st sub on again some very naive decisions again from him and his future is in question can’t live of his reputation as a player he’s a manager now and looking out of his depth
— Jamie Mckay (@Jamiemckay91) February 29, 2020
I think there is potential gerrard could walk after watching that interview
— 🐝🐝🐝 (@JCraig1872) February 29, 2020
By the sounds of things Gerrard is going to walk
— sjdb82 🇬🇧 (@sjdb82) February 29, 2020
I see people asking if we think Gerrard is going to walk! It will break my heart but what’s everyone’s thoughts on this? https://t.co/CoOkMyEtqn
— Shelley Stockman 🇬🇧🍊💙 (@StockmanShelley) February 29, 2020
Pretty much what I expected him to say, 2 seasons with no trophies Gerrard won’t need to be sacked, he’ll walk away himself thinking he’s failed. Hope I’m wrong in that belief I just can’t see this story ending positively now🤷🏻♂️ https://t.co/ZAaPtoBbYW
— Scott Cameron (@Cammy26_2) February 29, 2020
Gerrard looked seriously distressed in that interview he could walk, can't even face the players
— William Murray (@WilliamMurray19) February 29, 2020
I don’t expect Gerrard to be at Ibrox at the start of next season. I reckon he’ll walk in the summer.
— Subway Loyal (@SubwayLoyal) February 29, 2020
It’s hard to blame Rangers fans for worrying about this after Gerrard’s post-match comments.
The Ibrox gaffer clearly feels let down by his players and Gerrard, like every single member of the Rangers support, is clearly hurting.
Is this a turning point for the club and the current Rangers manager?