Uk news Steven Gerrard feels Rangers can compete for European trophies in the future PremierLeague-News.Com
PremierLeague-News.Com - The Ibrox manager isn't prepared to put a ceiling on his ambition for Rangers in the years ahead.
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Confident Steven Gerrard was never short of ambition as a player so it's no surprise that as a manger he wants to shoot for the stars. But even by his standards, the realistic prospect of any Scottish club competing for European trophies may seem like a flight of fancy. And yet he won't rule out the prospect of it happening at some point - while also admitting he's always sensitive to looking too far into the future. The Scouser's record in continental forays is sure to give him hope and Thursday's win over Antwerp ensured his win record surpassed that of Dick Advocaat. The Dutchman primarily operated in the Champions League of course but that's an arena that seems certain to be added to the current boss' CV. (Image: Offside via Getty Images) And while Europe has always been an important barometer for Rangers as a club, the lucrative nature of group stage football now makes it an essential part of the club's business plan. He said: “Europe is very important to us.
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“I would love to have a domestic cup on my CV but financially, this club doesn’t function how we want it to without European funds. “In years to come we may be capable of competing for European trophies but we have to be careful we don’t look too far ahead. We understand the supporters can get excited but we also have to be realistic about where we are.
“We have put ourselves in a really strong position against Antwerp to go and finish the job off. “We’ll take each challenge as it comes but there’s no harm in aiming as high as you can.”
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