Kilmarnock are set to finish behind Ibrox side Glasgow Rangers in the table - would Steven Gerrard have been more deserving?
Some Glasgow Rangers fans have bemoaned Kilmarnock boss Steve Clarke being awarded Scottish Premiership Manager of the Season, with the Ayrshire club set to finish behind the Ibrox club and their Old Firm rivals.
According to Herald Scotland, the 55-year-old Killie boss was the "overwhelming choice" of a panel comprised of members of the Scottish media on behalf of the SPFL sponsors.
Kilmarnock are currently in third spot in the Scottish Premiership table and on the brink of European qualification with one game to go.
If Killie match or better how Aberdeen do against Hibernian at Easter Road in their home game against Rangers tomorrow, they will finish third in the table behind the Old Firm duo.
Finishing the season there would constitute their best top flight position at the end of a campaign since their league triumph in 1965 and their best since 2004 when they finished fourth.
The Rugby Park club have won 18, drawn 10 and lost nine matches over the course of the campaign so far.
Here is how some Rangers fans reacted to the news on Twitter:
For what reason?— Allan (@AllanRFC_) 17 May 2019
For what exactly— wulliemc (@wullie_mc1) 17 May 2019
So we are rewarding losers now what has he won this season ?— It's coming home (@bluekid877) 17 May 2019
— Graham (@Gillington1980) 17 May 2019
Surely this is a joke Kilmarnock boss Steve Clarke named Premiership Manager of the Year.— William Inglis (@Ingy49) 17 May 2019
Got to be a joke , finished 4th, never won a manager of the month— Gordon Topping (@GWTopping) 17 May 2019
Manager of the season for finishing 4th??? ♂️— Ross Nelson (@RealRossNelson) 17 May 2019
Clarke, who has also won the PFA Scotland and Scottish Football Writers' Manager of the Season awards, has been heavily linked to the vacant Scotland manager's job (BBC Sport).
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