Scottish giants Rangers have confirmed that manager Steven Gerrard has put pen-to-paper on a new deal with the club.
Former Liverpool and England midfielder Gerrard has been on the books at Ibrox since the summer of 2018.
After a short spell coaching in Liverpool’s youth setup on the back of his retirement as a player, Gerrard joined Rangers as Graeme Murty’s replacement.
And the 39-year-old has since gone on to enjoy a thoroughly-impressive start to life in management.
After running fierce rivals Celtic close in the race for the Scottish Premiership title for much of last season, Rangers are again pushing the Bhoys close this time around.
With 15 games played, Rangers sit 2 points adrift of their table-topping city neighbours, having racked up 12 wins and 2 draws from 15 fixtures.
It is in Europe, though, where the Glaswegian outfit have most impressed.
A 1-1 draw with Swiss outfit Young Boys last night saw Rangers secure 2nd-spot in the Europa League Group G table, just a point adrift of Porto, and 3 points clear of Dutch giants Feyenoord.
As such, the Ibrox outfit will feature amongst some of European football’s heavyweights in next year’s last-32.
For the first time since 2011, Rangers will be playing European knockout football! 🙌
The Steven Gerrard effect 💙❤️ pic.twitter.com/GuLGTd59lu
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) December 12, 2019
Gerrard staying put
And, as outlined above, his side’s impressive form has today seen Steven Gerrard rewarded.
In an announcement across the club’s social media platforms and official website, Rangers confirmed that their boss has put pen-to-paper on a new contract.
The extension has seen Gerrard tied down until the summer of 2024:
🆕 Gerrard 2024 🆕#RangersFC is today delighted to announce manager Steven Gerrard has agreed a two-year extension which will keep him at Ibrox until the summer of 2024.
— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) December 13, 2019