Steven Gerrard insists his Rangers journey 'is not finished' as he savours first title win as boss

Steven Gerrard has stressed that he still has unfinished business at Rangers after guiding the Ibrox club to their first top flight title in a decade.

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard raises a fist in celebration at the club's Auchenhowie training base after the title was confirmed. (Photo by Ross MacDonald / SNS Group)
Rangers manager Steven Gerrard raises a fist in celebration at the club's Auchenhowie training base after the title was confirmed. (Photo by Ross MacDonald / SNS Group)

Celtic's goalless draw against Dundee United at Tannadice ensured their Glasgow rivals were confirmed as Scottish champions for the 55th time in their history with a 20-point advantage with just six games left to play.

Gerrard watched the match with his players from Rangers’ training base at Auchenhowie before celebrating his first silverware in his third season with the Ibrox club.

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On the same day, Liverpool were being consigned to a sixth straight defeat at Anfield, heightening suggestions that Gerrrad could replace Jurgen Klopp at the club where he secured legendary status as a player.

However, with a place in the Europa League quarter finals up for grabs, and the Scottish Cup also set to resume after the recent coronavirus-enforced shutdown, Gerrard is looking ahead to competing for more trophies with Rangers.

"It is very difficult to put into words right now," he said. "I'm on a real, emotional high and it has been a journey that is not finished.

"There is more to come and the next thing for me, when you win, it is always about what is next, and I am so proud of the players first and foremost - they are the most important people inside the club.

"But they are not as important as the supporters - they are what makes this club and it is for them and we have been down at times, really low at times, but this is an incredible high.

"It has been an incredible journey we have been on and we deserve it. I would just like to thank the board for the support they have given me - each and every one of them - and everyone who has given me the backing to go and do the job I needed to do and everyone connected to the club who is here now deserve to enjoy this.

"And even the people that have been here and represented it that aren't here anymore, people that have been and gone deserve to enjoy the part that they have played.

"This has been a team effort and a collective effort - it is a monumental achievement and I am just so proud to be the manager of that.

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"I couldn't have done it without everyone who has given me that support so I'd like to thank everyone."

Gerrard will now turn his attentions to preparing his players for the trip to Slavia Prague on Thursday.

He told “We are in March and I need them to keep delivering until the end of the season.

"We need to enjoy this and get ourselves ready for the next challenge. Glasgow Rangers is about winning and we all live under that pressure, and that responsibility, but it is about what is next and it is about me getting these players ready for what is next.

"I want to get into the last eight of the Europa League and that is the next challenge and the focus is very much on that.

"But everyone deserves to enjoy their time, no more importantly than the supporters - the supporters deserve this for what they have been through."

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