Sam Allardyce has tipped Rangers to start winning trophies under Steven Gerrard and has hinted that the power in the Scottish game could be set to change.
Celtic have had things their own way for eight seasons now but there’s a real fight at the top of the Premiership this season.
Rangers are level on points at the top and kept up the pressure on Celtic with a 3-1 win against Hamilton on Sunday.
Ryan Kent got two goals and Ryan Jack the opener.
Talking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show on Monday morning (talkSPORT, 7am), Allardyce was responding to comments about managers needing to have won silverware before getting a big job in the Premier League.
Allardyce disagreed, pointing to Mauricio Pochettino at Spurs, before saying, “We can all go to Celtic and win trophies. It will soon be Rangers I think the way Steven Gerrard is going. They’ll start winning trophies again.
“Fans expect you to win trophies and if you don’t do that then you’d get the sack.”
The last major trophy Rangers won was over eight years ago now but they’re preparing to play the League Cup final against rivals Celtic on December 8.
Gerrard has promised that he won’t rest until he wins some silverware at Rangers. As quoted in the Daily Record, he said, “I am only too aware that our fans need more. They need a trophy and that has to be the aim. That is why we continue to reshape and improve the team by making the most of the transfer windows and again, I thank the directors for their backing on this front.”
Rangers are a different animal this season and the squad has real strength in depth. Gerrard rested Alfredo Morelos on Sunday after the striker jetted off to the States for the international break and he didn’t need to use him until the 84th minute.
There are goals everywhere in the side but we’re very aware that the cup final will be a big test. We’re convinced it’s one Rangers can pass.