RANGERS manager Steven Gerrard has put pen to paper on a contract extension with the Ibrox club, which will run until the summer of 2024.

Gerrard signed a four-year deal with the Ibrox club in summer 2018 after leaving Liverpool's coaching staff and has now committed his long-term future to the club.

The former Liverpool player told the Rangers website: “I’m delighted to be extending my stay at this fantastic football club.

“When Dave King approached me about the possibility of extending my contract with Rangers, 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.

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“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.”

Rangers sporting director Ross Wilson said: “Since I joined the club, I have thoroughly enjoyed the working relationship with Steven and the rest of his team. I am pleased that we were able to make swift progress on the contract discussions, which demonstrate how committed to Rangers everyone here is.

“The professionalism, high standards and dedication that Steven and all of the coaching and support staff have given to make this Club successful is evident both on and off the pitch and I look forward to continuing on that path together as we all continue to drive the club forward on all fronts.”

Rangers chairman Dave King said: “From the moment I met Steven, I could tell that he was the right man to help us to drive thisclub forward on the pitch. He has an elite mentality and that is exactly what I was looking for.

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“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.”

Rangers sealed their place in the last 32 of the Europa League - the first time that the club have reached the knockout stages of a European competition since 2011 - with a 1-1 draw with Young Boys on Thursday evening.

Gerrard's side are currently second in the Ladbrokes Premiership, two points behind leaders Celtic, and the Ibrox club lost the recent Betfred Cup final between the two rivals 1-0 thanks to Christopher Jullien's second-half goal.