Steven Gerrard signs two-year contract extension to keep him at Rangers until 2024… the same length as Jurgen Klopp’s new Liverpool deal – so will he be the next Anfield boss?!
- Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has signed a two-year contract extension
- Gerrard’s new deal will ensure he stays at Ibrox until the summer of 2024
- The 39-year-old joined Rangers in the summer of 2018 and has impressed
- Gerrard has led his team into the round of 32 of this season’s Europa League
- His new deal expires at the same time as that of Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp
Rangers have announced that manager Steven Gerrard has signed a contract extension that will keep him at the club until 2024.
The 39-year-old joined Rangers in the summer of 2018 and has impressed in his first managerial role.
He has led them into the round of 32 of this season’s Europa League and Rangers currently sit two points behind rivals Celtic in the Scottish Premiership.
Rangers have announced that manager Steven Gerrard has signed a contract extension
Gerrard has been frequently mentioned as a possible replacement for Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool, the club at which he spent 17 years in the first team.
Coincidentally, Klopp also penned a new contract on Friday morning, committing his future to Liverpool until 2024 – the same summer Gerrard’s deal expires.
That could allow the former Reds captain to complete a sensational – and uncomplicated – return to his boyhood club, should Klopp choose to leave at the end of his new contract.
Gerrard’s deal expires in the same summer as Jurgen Klopp’s new contract with Liverpool
Speaking about his new deal, Gerrard said: ‘I’m delighted to be extending my stay at this fantastic football club,
‘When Dave King approached me about the possibility of extending my contract with Rangers, it was a very easy decision to make because I’m very happy and feel that we are building something special together at the Club.
‘I’d like to thank the Board for the backing they have given me already in my time at the Club and also most importantly, the Rangers fans who have given me and the team such tremendous backing both this season and last.’
Gerrard has led his Rangers team into the round of 32 of this season’s Europa League
Rangers Chairman Dave King added: ‘From the moment I met Steven, I could tell that he was the right man to help us to drive thisclub forward on the pitch. 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.’
In his first season in charge Rangers secured their highest points total since winning promotion back to the Scottish Premiership.
This season they are also providing competition to perennial champions Celtic, losing only once in the 15 games played so far.
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