Steven Gerrard: Rangers boss named SPFL manager of the year

Former Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has guided Rangers to the Scottish Premiership title in his third season in charge at Ibrox; watch Rangers vs Aberdeen live on Sky Sports Football and Main Event from 12pm on Saturday, kick-off 12.30pm

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - APRIL 18: Rangers manager Steven Gerrard during a Scottish Cup tie between Rangers and Celtic at Ibrox Stadium, on April 18, 2021, in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Craig Williamson / SNS Group)
Image: Steven Gerrard has guided Rangers to the Scottish Premiership title in his third season in charge at Ibrox

Rangers boss Steven Gerrard has been named SPFL manager of the year for the 2020/21 season.

The 40-year-old is recognised for his achievements in guiding Rangers to their first Scottish Premiership title since 2011.

It is the second award in a week for Gerrard after he claimed the 2020/21 Scottish Football Writers' Association manager of the year prize.

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Gerrard and his Rangers players will be presented with the Scottish Premiership trophy after Saturday's game against Aberdeen at Ibrox, live on Sky Sports.

Rangers will complete an unbeaten league season if they avoid defeat, while a point would also be good enough for them to hit the 100-point mark.

Gerrard in frame for GMB Scotland prize

It could yet be a hat-trick of individual awards for Gerrard after he was named on the shortlist for the GMB Scotland manager of the year accolade, in association with PFA Scotland.

Managers across Scotland have had their say and the Gerrard is included on the list of nominees alongside St Johnstone's Callum Davidson, Livingston's David Martindale and Raith Rovers' John McGlynn.

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Gerrard recently edged out Davidson and Martindale to win the aforementioned Scottish Football Writers' award.

SNS - Callum Davidson (left) pictured next to Gerrard
Image: Callum Davidson (left) pictured next to Gerrard

However, while Rangers have dominated in the Scottish Premiership, Davidson guided St Johnstone to a maiden Scottish League Cup title and to the final of the Scottish Cup (they will face Hibernian on Saturday, May 22).

Martindale's Livingston were runners-up to St Johnstone in February's League Cup final but have impressed, particularly in the first half of the season.

Meanwhile, Raith have enjoyed an excellent return to the Scottish Championship, with McGlynn leading the Kirkcaldy club to the play-offs.

The winner is set to be announced on Sunday, May 16.

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