Steven Gerrard has proven to have been an inspired appointment at Rangers since his arrival in Scotland back in 2018, taking the team to their first top-flight title since 2011.
In 183 matches in charge, Gerrard has averaged 2.16 points per game for the Gers as head coach. This shows that he has been able to maintain consistency over a sustained period of time, with an outstanding points return.
Gerrard has also been able to coach and develop the players he has been given at Ibrox, along with the ones he inherited in 2018. One of the players who has thrived since his arrival is central defender Connor Goldson.
In the time since he joined, Goldson has played 175 matches for Rangers in all competitions and become a crucial member of the squad. Gerrard has made him one of his most trusted players, as shown by how many appearances he has made in just over three years at the club.
Goldson had a particularly impressive year last term as Rangers won the Scottish Premiership, as he produced consistent, top-class, displays to help the Gers to the title. He averaged a phenomenal SofaScore rating of 7.39 as Rangers kept 26 clean sheets in his 38 appearances, with him winning an eye-catching 71% of his duels over the course of the campaign.
The 6ft 2 colossus is now valued by Transfermarkt at £6.75m. This is a sensational 650% increase in three years since he joined Rangers from Brighton, highlighting the incredible job Gerrard has done at Ibrox.
Gerrard has pulled off a masterstroke by bringing Goldson to the club and helping him develop as a player over the last few seasons. He has been able to mould him into a mountain of a defender and that is shown in both his statistics from last term and his stunning increase in value.
Hopefully, Goldson will continue to develop and take his game on to new levels as Rangers continue to compete for more trophies and Gerrard keeps improving his reputation as a manager and as a coach.