STEVEN GERRARD has been reflecting on two years in charge at Ibrox, and has picked out some of the many highlights he has enjoyed in his time so far.

Since arriving in Glasgow on May 4, 2018, the club and the supporters have seen numerous memorable days both domestically and in Europe.

Gerrard, who has been speaking to RangersTV, explained: “Every time you win a football game for Rangers and you see the reaction of the supporters, that is always a highlight.

“Looking back off the top of my head, you go back to us first qualifying on that European run, as I think there was a lot hanging over the club at that time as they hadn’t qualified the previous year.

“That feeling at Ufa to get over the line and to get European football back, where I think it was for 30-odd minutes we had to play with nine men – it was a long, long 30 minutes!

“That was a fantastic feeling and again, we have managed to improve upon that – this season in the Europa League, we have gone past where we have gone last year.

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“So you can certainly see progress and a real, positive run in that competition. We are 3-1 down obviously [against Leverkusen] and we hope we get the opportunity to play that second leg, but we will have to wait and see.

“We also hadn’t won an Old Firm for quite some time when I came up as well, so to win that first one at Ibrox with the Ryan Jack goal was a fantastic day.

“And winning at Celtic Park too, so along the journey of the two years, of course, we all realise that we want that first trophy and we know what we are trying to do.

“But there have certainly been some big highlights in there as well. I’ve certainly enjoyed the journey – there have been highs and lows as my football career was as well, and I am still as ambitious as I was when I walked through the door to get success back as quick as we can.”

The backing of the Rangers support has been there for Gerrard throughout his two years in charge.

He already knew what to expect from them when he chose to come north, and now working and living alongside them, they are more-than living up to his expectations.

He added: “I knew they were a fantastic crowd and support anyway as I had actually come up to Ibrox and experienced the game home and away, so I had seen the following with my own eyes and I experienced the atmosphere of Ibrox myself.

“I knew they had a lot of similarities to the crowd I used to play in front of – they are very similar cities with the passion and the sacrifices they make to follow the team around the world are eye-opening and incredible.

“So I knew they were fantastic and that has only grown and got stronger experiencing it every three days – it has been so intense the schedule we have had in just shy of the two years, so I have seen with my own eyes and the following they have given me and the team has been sensational.”

 

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