Michael Stewart: Davidson should have won manager of year over Rangeres boss Gerrard

Michael Stewart claims St Johnstone boss Callum Davidson should have won the manager of the year award over Rangers’ Steven Gerrard.

On Saturday, the Saints secured a cup double by beating Hibernian in the Scottish Cup final at Hampden Park.

Ex-Hibs midfielder Stewart took to his personal Twitter account after the match finished, claiming that the award should be given out after the season actually ends rather than before the Scottish Cup final.

“Double winners St Johnstone have shown why it’s very difficult to give out awards before the season has finished. Callum Davidson surely Manager of the Year,” said Stewart.

In a separate tweet, he added: “Before any Rangers fans feel offended, they had an incredible season but taking everything into consideration they must surely recognise the scale of Callum’s achievement.”

Tough one

Davidson’s accomplishments at McDiarmid Park this season have been phenomenal because, let’s face it, who would have thought they would win both of the domestic cup competitions this term?

With how good Rangers did in the league, you would imagine that they would have eased their way to cup glory but Gerrard has failed in that regard.

However, the manner of which Gerrard led the Gers to the title was so ridiculously good that he had to be the winner.

Rangers broke all kinds of records on their way to an unbeaten 55th title triumph.

They barely conceded any goals, had players scoring from all parts of the pitch and won their matches in emphatic style.

Celtic were left brutalised by the Gers in the league – a team that was hoping to win a 10th consecutive Premiership title.

Davidson’s done great but Gerrard has done the unthinkable.

However, we have to agree with Stewart saying that the manager of the year award – or every other award – should be dished out after the season is properly over.

We’ve never understood why the awards are chosen early.

In other Rangers news, this BBC article reaks of an anti-Gers approach.