Alex McLeish: Steven Gerrard deserved awards more than Callum Davidson
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Alex McLeish has insisted that Rangers’ Steven Gerrard is still ahead of Callum Davidson in bringing home the awards.
St Johnstone took home both domestic cups this season in an incredible effort, with the Bears obviously going undefeated in the Scottish Premiership.
McLeish labelled their achievements as “amazing” but admitted that Gerrard cannot be overlooked for the job he has done at Ibrox.
Speaking exclusively to Ibrox News, McLeish said, “I would still have gone for Gerrard.
“The rebuilding of Rangers over a three-year period, yes, you may argue that guys such as Callum Davidson have not got that time, but he’s proven to be a top manager.
“To come and do what he’s done, I think he deserves some accolade, Steven should get the writers’ one, and Callum can the sponsors one – I do believe he should be winning some award, that is amazing what he has done.
“I don’t think Steven should lose it though.”
Although we agree that Davidson and St Johnstone have had an incredible season, no one should overlook what the Gers have achieved.
Celtic have dominated Scotland for years, and only four years ago we were in the lower leagues, so to not only win the league but go unbeaten, is unheard of.
The Bears will be expected to continue this form next year under Gerrard, whereas a dodgy campaign for Davidson with the added pressure of Europe could put his job at risk.
It is time to celebrate the added level of competition in the league, but it won’t be for too long when we establish ourselves in every single competition next season.