Steven Gerrard wins coach of the year and craves more titles

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Steven Gerrard has vowed to continue winning major titles after he led Rangers football club to win the Scottish Premiership for the first time in 10 years.

The 40-year-old English tactician who went into coaching in 2018 after retiring from professional football, led Rangers to halt the reign of Celtic in the Scottish Premiership this season.

He didn’t only win the title for Rangers, the Liverpool’s legend led the team to win the title without losing any league game.

Steven Gerrard’s team was so good that the team was confirmed champions of the league two months before the last game of the league’s season. He will lead the team to play the last game of the season against Aberdeen on Saturday, May 15, 2021.

If Rangers win the league game, the club would be the second club in Scotland to win the league unbeaten. The first club to achieve such a feat was Celtic during the 2016-2017 season.

Besides that, if Rangers draw with Aberdeen on Saturday, they would be the first club after Celtic to record 100 points in one season. More so, Steven Gerrard’s team has matched Celtic’s 26 clean sheet record set in the 1913-1914 season and they could surpass it on Saturday.

Steven Gerrard
Steven Gerrard.

Due to all these feats, Gerrard was named Scottish football writers’ coach of the year. Also, on Friday, May 14, the English tactician was named SPFL manager of the year.

In a press conference on Friday ahead of the last game of the season, Steven Gerrard claimed that some people didn’t believe in him when he was named the coach of Rangers in 2018 because he had no experience before such an appointment.

He said he has gotten to the point where he has to add to what he has been able to achieve as the coach of Rangers.

“I think from the outside not many people believed I was the right person,” he said.

“I understood people saying I was rookie, I was inexperienced and the job was too big. I get all that, but when Rangers came, I had a vision and I saw an opportunity to try and get to this point of becoming a champion and getting Rangers back where they belong.

“Now it’s about trying to add to that, trying to improve and that’s the challenge for us all.

“It’s in my DNA that when you are successful it’s the time to improve. You always try to fix the roof when the sun’s shining, in my opinion.

“It’s a case of enjoying this moment, of course, it is, and we’ll enjoy it over the summer, but when we come back next season it’s about resetting because at this club you can’t stand still and one trophy’s not enough…

“There is one more game to go and I’d like us to finish strongly and basically put a season’s worth into it and hopefully we can break that 100 points and remain unbeaten.

“We’ve almost had the perfect league campaign and I’m excited for the players and the supporters, more than myself. But it is a really satisfying place to be as a manager, knowing what the players have delivered this season.”