Rangers manager and ex-Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has extended his contract until 2024.
On Thursday, Rangers reached the last 32 in the Europa League, and Gerrard believes that, as a club, they are “building something special.” The 1-1 draw with young boys was just enough to secure 2nd place in group G.
In his debut season, Gerrard finished 2nd in the league with Rangers and took them from the first qualifying round to the Europa League group stage.
“When Dave King [the chairman] approached me about the possibility of extending my contract, it was a very easy decision to make because I’m very happy and feel that we are building something special together at the club,” said Gerrard via a club statement.
“I’d like to thank the board for the backing they have given me already in my time at the club and also most importantly, the Rangers fans who have given me and the team such tremendous backing both this season and last.”
Many of Gerrards colleagues, such as his assistant and fellow coaches, have also renewed their contracts. When chairman Dave King was asked about Gerrard he said: “From the moment I met Steven, I could tell that he was the right man to help us to drive this club forward on the pitch. He has an elite mentality and that is exactly what I was looking for.
“He is relentless in his desire to bring success to our club and we are delighted that he has signed this new contract, which shows his commitment to Rangers.”