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Has Rangers boss Steven Gerrard failed this season?

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Has Rangers boss Steven Gerrard failed this season?

Steven Gerrard’s arrival at Ibrox last summer has certainly attracted a lot of attention on Rangers and many have been closely following his first attempt at senior management.

The Liverpool icon was of course a brilliant midfielder during his playing career, but has taken the plunge as a manager and gone straight in at the deep end with the Scottish giants.

There has been immense pressure on Gerrard considering the size of the Gers, so has he been a failure during his first year?

The Light Blues have just five games remaining in the 2018/19 campaign and all of them come in the league.

 

Gerrard may be able to point towards some progress in the league, as they are just four points behind last season’s tally of 70 and still have five games to try eclipse it.

There is of course the disappointment that they haven’t been able to push Old Firm rivals Celtic closer in a title race, especially considering the huge summer overhaul in the squad.

Gerrard has certainly had his own stamp on the team with wholesale changes made to the best XI, but they are still inferior to the soon-to-be champions Celtic.

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Rangers did show some progress by making the Europa League group stages and there were some positives to take from the adventure despite their failure to make the knockout rounds.

But not reaching either domestic cup final has been a big blow and Gerrard really could have done with some silverware to his name to win fans over.

It’s certainly too far to claim the manager has been a failure at Ibrox, as some of the European performances and the home win over Celtic in the league shows potential.

He is just coming to the end of his first year at helm and is closing in on second in the league.

But not everything has quite gone smoothly and trying to win some form of silverware should be a minimum during the next campaign.

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