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Steven Gerrard reacts to being named as Scottish Football Writers’ Association Manager of the Year for 2020/21

Steven Gerrard of Rangers

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Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has been named as Scottish Football Writers’ Association Manager of the Year for 2020/21.

 

 

 

Gerrard led the Gers to the Scottish Premiership title as they ended Celtic’s 9-year run.

He said: “I certainly cherish the award.

“I receive it collectively with my staff. I think we have achieved the success we have this season as a team of staff.”

“I think I said in my first press conference that I got a feeling about this offer,” he added. “I felt like there was a connection to be made.

“I had admired the club from afar for many years and I had been up here and sampled the atmosphere and what the supporters were about.

“But also I had the education to know what the institution was about and what it meant to the people and it was an opportunity that I couldn’t turn down.”

“When I first took the job, you do feel the size of the job and the pressure and the responsibility of the role and that is because of the managers who have gone before – Walter Smith and Graeme Souness as two recent ones,” he continued.

“And it is a tough position to be in because you have got to try and follow in their footsteps and try and add to the wonderful success they have had. To sit here now having produced a league, and an historic league, is ever so satisfying.”

 

source – BBC

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