By Ibrox News speaking to Alex McLeish

2nd Jul, 2021 | 12:10pm

Alex McLeish: Rangers board will demand more from Steven Gerrard

We’re delighted to welcome former Rangers manager Alex McLeish as our exclusive columnist. Each week he’ll be giving his views on the biggest talking points at Ibrox…

Alex McLeish has insisted that the Rangers board will be demanding more success from Steven Gerrard next season.

Despite bring home league title number 55, the Bears crashed out of both cups in a disappointing fashion.

St Johnstone ended up winning both, something that McLeish believes won’t be acceptable if it happened again.

Speaking exclusively to Ibrox News, McLeish said, “Every single year, Rangers are expected to win something.

“Steven took a couple of years to get to a moment of triumph, but now they’ve done it, it will be expected, even more now Celtic are regrouping.

“As long as Rangers don’t have too many disruptions, they will start the season as favourites – Gerrard took it badly when they went out of the cups.

“I’m sorry, but every single trophy is reachable and they are sought after by everyone in the hierarchy.”

Double or bust.

Rangers will no doubt have retaining their title as the main priority, but Gerrard has made it clear he wants more.

The gaffer was fuming after crashing out of both competitions last season, especially when Celtic were struggling so much.

Ange Postecoglou is arriving at Parkhead in crisis mode, and it may take him a few seasons to do just that – especially given how relentless we are.

Rangers are a different animal right now, and they will be clear favourites for every domestic competition; something that may bring added pressure.

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