Ahead of Saturday afternoon’s clash against Kilmarnock, Steven Gerrard has been speaking about his ambitions at Ibrox, as quoted by the Daily Record.
Recent results against Hibernian and Aberdeen, have all but ended the club’s hopes of silverware in his first season.
With nine games left in the league, there’s still a semblance of hope left.
Everyone knows it would take a flawless run-in and an unprecedented blow up from Celtic, though.
If there’s no success this season, Gerrard knows what needs to happen next time around.
“I’ll never sit here and say it’s a project and I need four or five years”, said Gerrard, as quoted by the Record.
“No, no, no. I don’t want to be part of a project.”
“Of course, there has to be an element of patience. Everyone who is educated about the game knows Rome wasn’t built in a day and the size of the job I took over.”
“But we are at a club that demands we need to win now and I’m here to win the next thing that’s available. The players need to understand that and my message to the fans is that’s my thinking. If I don’t win the next three or four things that are available, maybe I won’t be here speaking to you.”
Strong words from the manager.
It’s clear he’s under no illusions about what is and isn’t acceptable at Rangers.
No matter how big your name, winning trophies is fundamental to the job description.
Therefore, if he fails to that end this season, the pressure will be ramped up for 2019-20.