Celtic manager Neil Lennon has expressed his sympathy for Rangers boss Steven Gerrard after the Gers’ recent run of poor results since the winter break.
As per the Herald, Lennon says he has been through similar tough spells before and has empathy with any fellow boss who is doing the same.
He said: “I can empathise to a certain degree, yeah. I’ve been through that myself. It’s a tough environment at times, and an unrealistic environment at times as well.
“I can’t really comment on the form that Rangers are in or what they are going through. You have empathy for all managers because it’s such a tough job and there’s so many aspects to it.”
TBR’s View – Does Gerrard have the experience and skills necessary to deal with recent slump?
Rangers looked like they had turned a corner when they beat Celtic during the festive period. But since then, the Gers have tailed off while Celtic have got themselves together and starting flying along.
Gerrard always was a very emotional player, capable of big matches and big moments but famously incapable of winning the league with Liverpool.
Perhaps that’s what happened with the Celtic win; his frantic celebrations at full-time perhaps belied he thought his side could go on and streak clear.
Actually, Rangers have stumbled over theoretically smaller hurdles and it’s Gerrard’s job to get them back on track. Has he got the skills or experience yet to do that under such intense pressure that even his biggest rival feels sorry for him? Time will tell, but it’s his biggest managerial test yet.