As St Johnstone won the Betfred Cup over the weekend, it gave Rangers’ rivals Celtic a modicum of happiness in a season devoid of it.
Rangers are set to secure 55 any moment now with the potential to win their first title in a decade at Celtic Park a prospect which will have many rival fans genuinely terrified.
Not only would it be a perfectly fitting end to their disastrous 10IAR campaign – you know, the Holy Grail as they called it – and also for the start of a period of Rangers dominance.
But as some Celtic fans seek a comfort blanket for the death of their domestic dynasty and Rangers’ imminent 55th gong, they’ve taken aim at Steven Gerrard’s two trophyless seasons.
Whilst the Ibrox gaffer will be immensely disappointed that the club didn’t lift silverware in his first two campaigns, the arrival of a first league trophy in a decade certainly won’t have too many Rangers fans cut up about it.
But for some Celtic fans, Callum Davidson’s League Cup win with St Johnstone is somehow evidence that he is a better manager than Steven Gerrard.
Here’s a selection of tweets suggesting this very thing as the Celtic support reach for their comfort blanket amid all those delicious tears – it’s like it hasn’t actually set in we’re about to win this title:
Callum Davidson has won more trophies as manager than Steven Gerrard 😂
— Jmm1888 (@Jamesmac1888) February 28, 2021
Callum Davidson wins silverware in his first season as a manager.
It's taken Gerrard almost 4 years, 60 odd players, a global pandemic, no fans and opposition players issolating to finally do it.
— Joe Reilly (@CaptJoeReilly) February 28, 2021
It's fine but cos according to reports Gerrard going to take over from klopp,😂😂😂aye ok then
— Alec (@Alec88075030) March 1, 2021
Consider this. The main comparison in the tweet is Gerrard to Martindale and Davidson. Davidson with much less time in the job, resources and finance delivered a trophy for St Johnstone before Gerrard could for Rangers. How could CD deliver before SG?
— Sean Whittet (@whittet82) February 28, 2021
Callum davidson in the job half a season n won more domestic trophys than gerrard
— Marc McLafferty (@MarcMclafferty) February 28, 2021
Today Callum Davidson won a trophy in his 38th game managing St Johnstone FC. Steven Gerrard has managed The Rangers 157 games has no trophy since his hiring in April 2018.
Callum Davidson>Steven Gerrard
— ۗۗۗۗۗۗۗۗۗۗۗۗۗۗۗۗۗۗۗۗۗۗۗۗۗۗۗۗۗ Ismaila Soro* CSC (@DBestseventy2) February 28, 2021
Callum Davidson has just been st Johnstone manager for 6 months . Already won more than Gerrard
— 🏴🇮🇪🏴MARTY💚🤍🧡 (@Martybhoy15) February 28, 2021
So Callum Davidson picks up a trophy in his first season. 👍 Gerrard could never….
— Hoopsfan🍀 (@hoopsfan9) February 28, 2021
Today, Callum Davidson won a trophy in his 38th game managing St Johnstone FC. Steven Gerrard (the next Liverpool / England manager) who has managed The Rangers 157 games has no trophy since he was hired in April 2018.
Callum Davidson>Steven Gerrard. 🤣
— StuMcK (@StuMcK7) February 28, 2021
Martindale or Davidson will win a trophy this weekend before Gerrard does 🤣🤣🤣🤣 in under a 3rd of the time 👏👏👏👏👏👏🍾🍾
— Patriotic Flame (@FlamePatriotic) February 24, 2021
How delicious is that? These guys haven’t even accepted the fact that we’re about to win this yet, it’s like the denial stage of grieving.
Rangers are well on their way to becoming league champions and can even lift the trophy this weekend if circumstances are to go their way.