Ecstatic Rangers fans react on Twitter as Mark Warburton extends his Ibrox contract

Rangers manager Mark Warburton celebrates at the end of the match

Rangers manager Mark Warburton is staying at Ibrox until 2019.

Rangers manager Mark Warburton celebrates winning the Scottish Championship with the trophyRangers manager Mark Warburton celebrates winning the Scottish Championship

Rangers confirmed on their official website earlier today that manager Mark Warburton and his assistant David Weir have signed new one-year deals at Ibrox.

The Gers enjoyed a superb season under Warburton last season, winning the Scottish Championship title at a canter, clinching the Petrofac Training Cup and even reaching the Scottish Cup final after beating Old Firm rivals Celtic at Hampden Park.

Rangers manager Mark Warburton celebrates at the end of the match

Former Brentford boss Warburton is now charged with the task of eventually making Rangers a title challenger, with a Scottish Premiership campaign on the horizon.

After making a host of new signings this summer - including Clint Hill, Joey Barton, Jordan Rossiter and Niko Kranjcar - Warburton's squad looks strong, but questions have been hovering over the Rangers boss and his long-term future at Ibrox.

Rangers manager Mark Warburton celebrates at the end of the match

With Warburton's exploits no doubt turning heads in England, Rangers had been hoping to tie their manager down to a new contract at Ibrox, but a delay in talks led some fans to worry about Warburton leaving the club this summer.

However, today, Rangers confirmed that Warburton and his assistant David Weir have penned new one-year contract extensions to stay at Ibrox until 2019.

Rangers manager Mark Warburton celebrates after being promoted to the Scottish Premiership

Since Rangers announced the deal, fans have been taking to Twitter to give their views - and the consensus was that, even after landing former Premier League stars Barton and Kranjcar, Warburton's new deal is the true signing of the summer for Rangers.

Others now called for a new striker to be signed or James Tavernier and Martyn Waghorn to receive new contracts too, but ultimately think Warburton's new deal is well-deserved.

Do you think Warburton can lead Rangers to the Scottish Premiership title next season?

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