Rangers' Lee Wallace
Lee Wallace has claimed that Rangers' players always knew that Mark Warburton was going to sign a new deal to stay at Ibrox, but added that it can still go down as the best piece of business that they have done all summer, the Evening Times reports.
Warburton and assistant boss David Weir have signed a new contract that is set to keep them with the Gers until 2019.
Rangers' manager Mark Warburton assistant manager David Weir
And despite watching eight new signings come through the door this summer, the skipper is in no doubt that it was bagging Warburton's signature that was going to be crucial to their success.
"Kenny Miller said a few weeks ago the best signing this club could make would be the gaffer and Davie," he told the Evening Times. "I can only mirror Kenny's comments. It is great for the football club.
"I think the manager was always going to sign. It was just a case of getting bits and pieces sorted. It was never in question.
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"As players we are over the moon with that as we have a huge appreciation of the work he is doing and the work he has done."
As well as seeing the calibre of the signings that have been brought in recently, potential targets will arguably be much more encouraged about joining the Light Blues now Warburton has extended his contract.
While Wallace was confident that the boss would always agree a new deal, the longer that talks went on without an agreement, the more likely it would have seemed to an outsider that things were not quite right between the manager and the club's hierarchy.
But with everything now agreed, those targets can be confident that Rangers have the foundations in place to make a substantial, and sustained, challenge towards the top of the Scottish Premiership.