Celtic hero Chris Sutton has criticised Steven Gerrard's time at Rangers, claiming his tenure cannot be considered a "a huge success".

The Liverpool legend managed the Ibrox club for over three years before departing for Aston Villa in the Premier League.

During that time he lifted the Scottish Premiership in the 2020-21 season, ending Celtic's quest for 10-in-a-row.

And while Sutton acknowledged the success of that campaign, he picked holes in Gerrard's tenure overall, particularly when host Ian Ladyman discussed the context of where Rangers were when the ex-England captain arrived in Glasgow.

Speaking on the 'It's all Coming Up' podcast, he said: "One trophy out of nine? Was that success? St Johnstone won more trophies in the period Steven Gerrard was there.

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"You said he was a huge success, one trophy out of nine, is that a success? He stopped Celtic's 10-in-a-row and did well to do that. But to say he was a huge success..."

"It was the Covid season, wasn't it? Less pressure. It was the Covid season, you can't dispute that.

"Over the piece he did a pretty decent job stopping Celtic's 10.  I think your words were a brilliant job.

"He won one trophy out of nine and once again, you are missing the point of what expectations are if you are managing Celtic or Rangers.

"It's about winning everything, one out of nine isn't great."