MANAGER of the Champions, Steven Gerrard, has tonight spoken of the ‘monumental achievement’ of his Rangers team claiming 55.
The Light Blues gaffer has delivered what will go down as one of the most important titles in Rangers history – and he took time to thank those that have helped him along the way.
He also took time to thank the supporters for their phenomenal backing from Division Three and back again to today, where the Rangers are the Kings of Scotland.
He told rangers.co.uk: "It is very difficult to put into words right now. I'm on a real, emotional high and it has been a journey that is not finished.
"There is more to come and the next thing for me, when you win, it is always about what is next, and I am so proud of the players first and foremost - they are the most important people inside the club.
"But they are not as important as the supporters - they are what makes this club and it is for them and we have been down at times, really low at times, but this is an incredible high.
"It has been an incredible journey we have been on and we deserve it. I would just like to thank the board for the support they have given me - each and every one of them - and everyone who has given me the backing to go and do the job I needed to do and everyone connected to the club who is here now deserve to enjoy this.
"And even the people that have been here and represented it that aren't here anymore, people that have been and gone deserve to enjoy the part that they have played.
"This has been a team effort and a collective effort - it is a monumental achievement and I am just so proud to be the manager of that.
"I couldn't have done it without everyone who has given me that support so I'd like to thank everyone."
Gerrard’s players have been absolutely outstanding for him this season – unbeaten in 32 Scottish Premiership matches thus far.
There is still plenty to play for this season, however, starting with the Europa League tie against Slavia Prague away on Thursday.
He continued: “We are in March and I need them to keep delivering until the end of the season.
"We need to enjoy this and get ourselves ready for the next challenge. Glasgow Rangers is about winning and we all live under that pressure, and that responsibility, but it is about what is next and it is about me getting these players ready for what is next.
"I want to get into the last eight of the Europa League and that is the next challenge and the focus is very much on that.
"But everyone deserves to enjoy their time, no more importantly than the supporters - the supporters deserve this for what they have been through."
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After a superb campaign so far, Gers’ win over St Mirren yesterday put them on the verge of glory, with results elsewhere today meaning they can mathematically no longer be caught with incredibly six matches still to play.
It’s title number 55 for the club – the most of any football club in the world – and the first in 10 years following one of the most arduous decades in the club’s history.
There is little doubt today’s success can be put down to the unbelievable loyalty of the Rangers support – you stood by this club in its hour of need, and you deserve this success as much as every member of Steven Gerrard’s players and backroom staff, Ross Wilson, Douglas Park and the club’s board.
They have been simply outstanding this season, and are still unbeaten and have a Last 16 UEFA Europa League tie with Slavia Prague to look forward to on Thursday night.
With 32 matches played, Gers have accumulated 88 points through 28 wins and four draws. 77 goals have been scored, and, unbelievably at this stage of the season, just nine have been conceded.
Rangers Football Club: Scottish Premiership Champions 2020/21.