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Gerrard ‘proud of everyone connected to Rangers’ after Europa triumph

Steven Gerrard said he is delighted Giovanni van Bronckhorst led his old side to the Europa League final.

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Rangers started this season's European campaign under Steven Gerrard.

Steven Gerrard has revealed he is “proud of everyone connected to Rangers” after watching his former side reach the Europa League final.

Rangers started their European journey with Gerrard in charge before he left to take over Aston Villa in November 2021.

Gerrard, who previously took the club to the last 32 and last 16 in the Europa League, has revealed his pride in watching his former side reach the final.

He told Sky Sports News: “I mean what a night, what a game, what an atmosphere, for everyone connected to the club.

“I am really proud of everyone connected to Rangers last night, it was a fantastic game to watch.

“And listen, its thoroughly deserved, the journey they have been on, Gio and the boys, and everyone connected to the club, they all deserve an awful lot of credit and it’s one step to go.

“Obviously, I’ll be supporting from afar and I wish them all well.”

Rangers reached the final of the competition after beating RB Leipzig 3-1 in the second leg of the semi-final at Ibrox.

Goals from James Tavernier, Glen Kamara and John Lundstram gave the Ibrox side a 3-2 aggregate win, to set up a date with Eintracht Frankfurt in the final in Seville on May 18.

It’s the first time a Scottish club has reached a European final since Rangers faced Zenit St Petersburg in Manchester in 2008.

You can catch up on all the key moments from Thursday night here.