Steven Gerrard has undoubtedly improved Rangers in his time as manager at Ibrox. Last season they were desperately off the pace regarding their Old Firm rivals Celtic.
But this season has been far closer. Rangers are currently only six points behind the champions and beat them in the Old Firm derby at the tail-end of 2018.
So what would be a successful season for Rangers this term? Former Celtic boss Gordon Strachan told The Debate on Sky Sports last night what he suggested would constitute success for the Ibrox side this season.
“I think success would be taking them (Celtic) to the last three or two games of the season.”
It is hard for Rangers fans to stomach conceding a title to Celtic as being a successful season. However, compared to the horror-show that was the end of last term under Graeme Murty, Pedro Caixinha’s woeful reign and Mark Warburton’s contentment at mediocrity it would be remarkable for Rangers to take Celtic to the wire.
Rangers have also impressed in Europe this season and remain in the Scottish Cup. If they can push Celtic close and maybe clinch a domestic title, then that might be considered a success.
Regardless, Gerrard has started something at Ibrox and hopefully, Rangers can build upon it throughout 2019.