It would certainly be Steven Gerrard’s biggest achievement, but would winning the title be the club’s greatest ever success?
At face value, that’s something to laugh at, isn’t it? It’s one Premiership title and Rangers have won 54 of them in the past. Added to that, the UEFA Cup run of 2008 coupled with the Cup Winners’ Cup win of 1972. Rangers have had morre highly-renowned achievements than winning the league.
But there has to be a case for winning the league this season being right up there.
When Rangers win the title once more, be it this season, next, or the season after – it’ll mean more than just another title win. It symbolises a return to the status Rangers have longed to be at for nearly a decade.
Considering whether this club has been, toppling Celtic at this stage would be incredible. It’s only the club’s third season back in the top flight having been down in the doldrums of Scottish football.
As well as that, Celtic have been raking in in excess of £50million in European football and transfer fees in recent years. They should be streets ahead of Rangers, but they’re not.
That’s mostly down to what Gerrard has already done at Ibrox so far. Bringing in 15 new signings has changed the complexion around Govan completely. Instead of pessimism, there’s a sweeping optimism around Ibrox these days.
Yet whilst his recruitment has helped to close that gap, winning the league would still be an incredible achievement.
It wouldn’t just be the greatest achievement because of difficult. We would all agree that winning nine-in-a-row and getting to a UEFA Cup final is even more challenging.
But it’s the emotional attachment to winning the title that would make this all the more impressive for Gerrard. If he were to topple Brendan Rodgers’ double-treble winners, it would have most Gers supporters shedding tears.
From a side hammered 4-0 and 5-0 in Old Firm games last season, to actually winning the league would be incredible.
Just to be clear, this isn’t Gerrard’s remit this season. His ultimate goal has to be to stop 10-in-a-row. That’s what Rangers fans crave and it simply can’t be allowed to happen.
But if he were to find a way to finish the season as top dogs in Scotland this term, you couldn’t help but wonder what tops it as a Rangers supporter.