When Steven Gerrard became Rangers manager, pressure was heaped on the Liverpool legend’s shoulders.
It is the first high-profile role that the 38-year-old has taken since moving into coaching.
Gerrard learned the ropes as Under-18s boss at Anfield, and after 15 months in the job, the former midfielder decided to take on the Scottish giants.
So far, everything is running smoothly for the ex-Liverpool captain as the Gers are unbeaten in eight matches in all competitions.
On Thursday night, Rangers reached the playoffs of the Europa League thanks to a goalless draw with Maribor in the third qualifying round.
In stoppage time, goalkeeper Allan McGregor made a crucial penalty save to deny Marcos Tavares from the spot.
After the final whistle, Gerrard delivered his post-match thoughts to the media, and he had plenty of praise for his players.
— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) August 16, 2018
Amid the euphoria of the result, some fans hailed their manager, claiming that he has restored hope among the club’s faithful.
This man has helped recreate something special again. Such honesty, modesty, praise for his players yet humble in how he answers every question is great to see.
— Bangor Blue (@P02077427) August 16, 2018
Must admit I felt a wee bit emotional watching that there 😥 . That man is a born winner 💙 and that’s exactly what we need .
— Colin (@colinduffy5517) August 16, 2018
I’ve watched this like over 20 times……. magnificent
— leelee (@leeleerfc) August 16, 2018
I just love stevie g he is the best thing to happen to rangers over the last 7 years and our team tonight 100% effort brilliant
— irene (@blair_irene) August 17, 2018
I love everything about this man
— marty mckeown (@MckeownMarty) August 16, 2018
Outstanding Mr Gerrard, the way you and the staff have got this team to play so quickly is awesome, massive well done and onwards and upwards!!
— Buzz1872 (@Buzz1872) August 16, 2018
I love him 💙
— Rab 🤙🏻 (@robertmcnaught) August 16, 2018
Just a class act
— Stephen Bissett (@bissetto09) August 16, 2018