Rangers icon Ally McCoist thinks Steven Gerrard will be “surprised” at how many people are “affected” if he leads the Light Blues to the title this season – and admitted that it is going to be “unbelievable” if he does.

Gerrard has Rangers sitting 21 points ahead of Celtic with 15 games left in the Premiership and McCoist anticipates it will be a particularly emotional day when the Gers are finally confirmed as champions for the first time since 2011.

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McCoist knows a thing or two about how it feels to win titles with Rangers (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

The Ibrox icon insists that Gerrard will feel like he’s in the “biggest and best” job in football right now as he predicted the Gers are “probably six weeks” away from clinching the title.

“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.

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“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.”

If – and likely when – Gerrard does secure the title, he’ll have written his name into the club folklore and won arguably the club’s most important title to date.

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Gerrard’s name will belong alongside some of the club’s greats if he wins the title (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

After everything that has happened at Ibrox in the last decade, it’s clear that winning 55 is going to spark celebrations unlike probably any in Rangers’ history.

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.

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