Hibernian manager Neil Lennon says he is not convinced that Steven Gerrard’s Glasgow Rangers team are as good as some people think, as reported by BBC Sport.
He can’t see what the fuss is about, but the success against three quality Europa League teams might have helped him come to a completely correct conclusion.
Certainly the excited Rangers fans are enjoying watching the mixture of new players with the improved form of last year’s survivors, achieving some excellent performances along with the right results.
Gerrard has made 12 new signings since replacing Graeme Murty and the Glasgow outfit are yet to lose a match under his expert guidance. According to the players, the whole background staff are wonderful, helpful and knowledgeable.
But Lennon insists it is far too early to say whether the former Liverpool captain has transformed this Rangers side into genuine title challengers to Celtic after watching them twice limp over the line in third place.
And the Leith boss has not ruled out Hibs, Hearts or Aberdeen to pip the ‘Gers to second spot once again, as Celtic are still too strong and will win the league again.
Is that an unbiased opinion, or is it just to conjure up publicity, for him and Hibs?
He eventually admitted there was an improvement at the Govan club.
“I still think Celtic will win the league,” Lennon is quoted as saying by BBC Sport.
“Whether the gap gets closer remains to be seen.
“As for second place, you would have to say Rangers are firm favourites – there is obviously a significant improvement at Rangers.
“For me, it wasn’t that major a job to do on the back of what wasn’t a great season last year and they are investing, which is something the likes of ourselves, Hearts and Aberdeen can’t do.”