Rangers have the league title firmly in their sights after accumulating a 21-point lead at the top of the table

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Rangers legend Ally McCoist believes Steven Gerrard has the greatest job in football as he draws nearer to the league title.

Since taking over at Ibrox in 2018, Gerrard has overseen a considerable improvement on the pitch, but has yet to claim silverware.

He’s in with a significant chance of changing that this season, however, with 21 points separating them from Celtic at the top of the Premiership.

The Ibrox side last dropped points in September, and have conceded just six goals in 23 league matches.


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Kevin Nisbet’s late goal for Hibs at Celtic Park on Monday secured a 1-1 draw and had many Celtic fans giving up the towel.

Gerrard’s celebrations after both of Rangers’ wins against Celtic this season have been muted, but McCoist believes the realisation of what awaits him will soon kick in.

McCoist won 10 league titles in his time at Ibrox, told talkSPORT: “He’ll think he’s in the biggest job on the planet right now. I’ve no doubt about it.

“I’m telling you right now, he will be thinking he’s in the biggest and best job on the planet, because he’s probably, I don’t know, maybe six weeks away from, if he didn’t realise, he’s hopefully six weeks away from realising the effect that he’s going to have on so many people.

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“And it’s going to be unbelievable. And I hope that Steven reaches that position, and I would imagine that even he might be a little bit surprised at the effect it’s going to have on so many people if and when he crosses that line.”

Rangers continue their campaign on Sunday when they face Motherwell at Fir Park.

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