Sunday, 17 February 2019

Meltdown - but Rangers fans may be surprised at these Gerrard stats


So we’re deep into February now and many of you will have seen our assessment so far of the season. However, it’s probably about time we backed up the claims with numbers.

So, just how well is Steven Gerrard actually doing at Ibrox compared with his comparable SPL predecessors Mark Warburton, Graeme Murty, and Pedro Caixinha?

Let’s take the overall SPL league win percentage:

Mark Warburton: 50% win rate.
Pedro Caixinha: 55% win rate
Graeme Murty: 55.5% win rate
Steven Gerrard: 60% win rate

As you can see, despite us all losing the plot over yesterday’s miserable afternoon, Steven Gerrard, SPL-wise, is the most successful manager we’ve actually had since Ally McCoist’s thunderous Rangers fell apart after the loss of Steven Naismith.

It does and doesn’t feel it, no? At times we look like we’re back with Our Rangers as normal – but results like yesterday then feel like they undid everything as did the depressing draw with Killie earlier.

Gerrard flirts with giving us what we crave, seemingly delivering a convincing and familiar Rangers, before it then crumples in a heap and a horrible result or two put us back to square one.

It’s a rollercoaster, but as a wise man once said:

A rollercoaster keeps moving forward.

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