Steven Gerrard knows he needs a trophy or he’ll be gone

Steven Gerrard admits he is unlikely to keep his job as Rangers manager if the club’s trophyless run goes on.

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard. Picture: SNS
Rangers manager Steven Gerrard. Picture: SNS

His side are eight points behind Celtic in the league, so the Scottish Cup loss to Aberdeen almost certainly means no silverware in his first campaign as boss.

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Scot Symon, in the 1950s, is the only Rangers manager to have prospered after a barren debut season and Gerrard said: “That’s got to be going round [Rangers chairman] Dave King’s head and the board’s head.

“That’s fine. I’m comfortable in the job I’ve done so far. Can we be better? Yes. Me personally? Yes.

“But my mentality is I need to try to win the next thing. I don’t want to be part of a project. If I don’t win [any of] the next three or four things that are available maybe I won’t be here. I’m aware of that.”