STEVEN GERRARD has thanked former Rangers chairman Dave King and current Ibrox supremo Douglas Park for their support as boss and vowed to repay the backing of his board.

The 40-year-old is in his third campaign as manager having been appointed in the summer of 2018 and he has had a transformative impact on and off the park at Ibrox.

Rangers have made considerable strides in European competition in recent times but have yet to end their long wait for domestic silverware as they bid for a first league title in a decade this term.

King was the driving force behind the move to bring Gerrard to Glasgow two-and-a-half years ago and relations between the dugout and the boardroom continue to strengthen now that Park is the main figurehead at Ibrox.

Rangers posted their financial results for the year ending June 30, 2020 on Friday night and Gerrard has spoken of his gratitude at the backing he has received once again.

Gerrard said: “We continue to implement changes to the Club, ensuring that we are mindful of small margins. We are focused upon improving every single facet of this Club.

“Be assured that we are leaving no stone unturned and continue to strive to be the very best in every single part of our football department. Improvements have been made to our medical, scouting, analysis, and performance areas.

“Although the improvements to the tunnel and changing area are visually pleasing, they also signify our attention to detail and hunger to set the standard in everything we do at Rangers.

“These changes can only happen if our Board are willing to inject finance and resources into the football department. I am very grateful to the Board for their ongoing support, as always, and we will continue to strive to repay this with results on the field.

“The past year has seen several significant changes which have had a positive impact upon how we operate as a management team.

“I am personally grateful to Dave King for his support and assistance since becoming Rangers Manager. Dave has had a significant impact upon Rangers, his legacy will live on well after his departure as Chairman.

“I am very pleased that Douglas Park has taken over as Chairman. Douglas’ reputation in business is unrivalled whilst his passion for this football club is evident to anyone who speaks to him.

“I know that Rangers have a man in charge who will do what is right for Rangers and our support.”