Rangers FC have made a superb comeback this season under their new manager Steven Gerrard and now he is being compared to former manager Graeme Souness – for all the good reasons of course.
The Light Blues appointed the former Liverpool midfielder as their new boss this summer and the main focus for Gerrard was to get as close to Celtic as possible during the 2018-19 Premiership season.
But now most of the fans feel that the Gers are a better side than their Glasgow counterparts which many hoping the Light Blues have what it takes to lift the Premiership trophy at the end of the season.
And almost all of the credit has gone to Steven Gerrard and his tough management system at Ibrox with Ally McCoist now coming out to compare the current manager with Graeme Souness.
Graeme Souness was in charge of the club from 1986 up until 1991 and during that time the former Liverpool man totally changed the same of Rangers – much like Steven Gerrard has been doing.
And talking about the similarities between Graeme Souness and Steven Gerrard, McCoist told The Sunday Post: “You have to say that things appear to be heading in the right direction under Steven Gerrard.
“He has the team playing good football and scoring goals for fun. The fans are excited and turning up on a match day expecting things to happen.
“The feelgood factor is back and that’s a good sign.
“But there also has to be an element of caution and realism because nothing has been won yet.
“Yes, the progress is there for all to see, and it looks like Rangers can be a genuine challenger to Celtic in this campaign.
“That would be just terrific, and I certainly hope it turns out to be the case.
“I have to admit that in the past few weeks, my mind has drifted back to the early days under Graeme Souness, and the impact he made on Rangers.
“He got the place going, and brought in the likes of Terry Butcher and Chris Woods.
“Graeme was an out-and-out winner, and what he managed to do at Rangers was remarkable.
“We all knew that we had to perform well every week to have a chance of playing. You had to step up or be left behind.
“There was a challenge to get into the team, and we all loved that. We had to be really on it, there was no slacking.
“If you dropped by even 5%, then you’d get left behind.”