DAVE KING is confident Steven Gerrard will remain at Rangers for the long haul as he looks to deliver his first silverware as boss this term.

The Liverpool legend is in his third season at Ibrox following his appointment in May 2018 and has made an encouraging start to the campaign.

Rangers are 11-points clear of Celtic at the top of the Premiership and reached the last 32 of the Europa League with victory over Standard Liege on Thursday.

King was chairman at Ibrox when Gerrard was given the job and he is sure the 40-year-old won't be tempted away any time soon.

"I think it’s inevitable, I guess, that there will be suitors but I certainly get no sense from Steven that he has any intention of leaving Rangers anytime soon," King told STV Sport.

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"He’s not the type of person – as I understand it – that is going to be flattered by money. I think Steven is trying to do the right thing for himself, for his career.

"I don’t think Steven, he’ll speak for himself, but in my experience of him, I don’t think he’d think the job would be done even winning one title this year.

"I think he’d want to cement that with one or two years more and maybe have a go at the Champions League. In my view, Steven sees himself as being at Rangers for the next couple of years and I don’t see him being tempted away, barring one club, and I don’t think that opportunity is available shortly.

"We extended his contract so my understanding is after this year he has another three years to go.

"I think if we were to win the league this year, or even if we didn’t, I still think another three years is a nice timeframe for Steven to establish himself, to win titles, defend titles, and play Champions League.

"I think that’s important for him in the development of his career, plus I think he’s really loving being at Rangers.

"He’s loving the opportunity, he’s enjoying being in Scotland and the challenges he’s got. I really don’t see his attention being diverted at this point in time and I really think he’ll see the position at Rangers out."