It has been an unforgettable season for Rangers this term, as they have won their first SPFL title for ten years. The fashion in which they have done it would bring the most pleasure to fans, as they have pulled away from Celtic in a commanding way. Steven Gerrard is likely to stay at Ibrox for at least another season, but could that be a sign that Gers are setting the stones in place for a period of unprecedented dominance in Scotland?
Gerrard Already Looking To Strengthen
Despite having a 20-point advantage at the top of the Scottish Premiership, the Rangers boss isn’t spending time dwelling on the success and is already planning for next season, according to first-team coach Michael Beale. Many would have used the free time to relax and play the casino games that can be found on this game page, since the hard work is done this season.
The dominance that Rangers have achieved this season has been exciting, to say the least for fans, as Gers could still complete the season with an undefeated record. However, the great Sir Alex Ferguson was a believer that you always need to keep improving, and that will be the case for Gerrard this summer.
Rangers can’t afford to rest on the laurels, as Celtic will be back stronger next season, with a new manager in the dugout. It is widely believed that man will be Eddie Howe, who will look to implement his style of play on the team. Gerrard’s insistence on strengthening this summer only promises brighter things ahead for Gers, but it does beg the question, how can you improve a team that are yet to lose a league game this season, and have drawn just five of their 34 league fixtures?
How Do Gers Strengthen?
It has been a rallying cry since Gers won the league that this is just the beginning for the team, as they will target more domestic success next season. As well as that, Gerrard will lead his troops into the Champions League next term, as long as they can make it through the dreaded playoff rounds.
There’s no denying that the team needs extra strength in depth if they are to give it a go in Europe. It may be a competition that Gerrard looks to prioritise next season, as they have fared well in the Europa League since the former Liverpool captain arrived at the club.
The Rangers boss as put the emphasis on bringing through young players throughout his tenure at Ibrox, and winning the league this past season isn’t likely to change that. The news that James Tavernier has signed a new deal with the club puts an end to one transfer story that could have continued throughout the season, and Gers can instead look towards the players they want to bring in.
Jacob Murphy is a player that has been linked with a move to Ibrox over the last couple of summers, and it seems that Gerrard may once again return to Newcastle to try and sign the winger. Jerry Yates fits the profile of player that Gerrard would also be interested in, as the Blackpool striker has scored 18 goals in 38 League One games this season. He will be another player that will be one to watch over the summer.
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