Rangers chairman Dave King comments on Steven Gerrard new deal at Ibrox

Steven Gerrard shakes hands with Dave King as he is unveiled as the new manager of Rangers football Club at Ibrox Stadium on May 4, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Glasgow Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has committed his future to the Ibrox club until 2024.

Steven Gerrard shakes hands with Dave King as he is unveiled as the new manager of Rangers football Club at Ibrox Stadium on May 4, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Glasgow Rangers chairman Dave King has praised Steven Gerrard after the Gers manager officially signed a new contract at Ibrox until the summer of 2024 (official Rangers website).

The 39-year-old joined Rangers in the summer of 2018 after leaving his role as Liverpool youth coach for his first managerial post.

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Gerrard has overseen a dramatic change in fortunes at Rangers, turning the Ibrox club into a bona fide Scottish Premiership challenger.

 

Gerrard has led Rangers into the round of 32 of this season's Europa League as well as the Scottish League Cup final, while in the league, the Ibrox side sit two points behind Celtic.

It's a far cry from the Rangers side which looked bereft of talent, passion and confidence prior to Gerrard's arrival, and as such, the Gers board has sought to reward and retain his services.

Head coach Steven Gerrard of Rangers during Rangers FC Training and Press Conference at Weststadion on December 12, 2018 in Vienna, Austria.

“From the moment I met Steven, I could tell that he was the right man to help us to drive this club forward on the pitch," King told the Rangers website. "He has an elite mentality and that is exactly what I was looking for.

“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.”

Gerrard's backroom staff of Gary McAllister, Michael Beale, Tom Culshaw, Colin Stewart, Jordan Milsom, Mark Waller, Scott Mason and Graeme Stevenson have also renewed their contracts at Ibrox.

5th May 2019, Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow, Scotland; Ladbrokes Premiership football, Rangers versus Hibernian; General view of Ibrox Stadium

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