Alex McLeish: Steven Gerrard should be overlooked for award despite Rangers success
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Alex McLeish has insisted that Callum Davidson should win some Manager of the Year award over Steven Gerrard.
The first-time boss could take home two domestic cups to McDiarmid Park, with the Bears one game away from an invincible campaign.
McLeish lauded that “incredible” achievement and believes that Davidson should be rewarded for his efforts, including a win at Ibrox.
Speaking exclusively to Ibrox News, McLeish said, “In terms of St Johnstone, two cup finals, it’s been incredible.
“The gaffer there certainly deserves massive praise and should win some sort of manager of the year award. Middleton, again, came up a little bit short at Rangers.
“This loan spell could have given him power, whether Rangers see that he’s at their level, that is up to the boss.”
You only have to look at the success of Glenn Middleton to understand just how well Davidson has done in charge at St Johnstone.
Unfortunately for him, Gerrard has ended Celtic’s decade of dominance with ease, and could go unbeaten throughout the entire campaign; and that can’t be overlooked.
He has already taken home two awards, and the fact that the Scottish Cup final isn’t until after these announcements could have hampered him.
We aren’t complaining, Gerrard has started another legacy at Ibrox, and no other team could have ended Celtic’s run than the mighty Bears.
Better luck, next time.