Steven Gerrard confirms he is close to signing new Rangers deal

Steven Gerrard has confirmed he is on the verge of signing a new contract at Rangers.

The Liverpool legend guided the Gers to a second-placed finish in the Scottish Premiership in his debut managerial season last term.

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Steven Gerrard is happy in Glasgow
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And he was unlucky not to win his first piece of silverware as a manager when Celtic beat his side 1-0 in the Scottish League Cup on Sunday, largely due to the heroics of goalkeeper Fraser Forster, who saved a penalty from Alfredo Morelos.

Gerrard is set to extend his Ibrox contract until 2024, with an announcement expected soon.

He said: “In terms of myself, the club approached me a week to 10 days ago about a new deal. It was a pretty simple decision. I want to stay around. I’m happy here.

“I’m as hungry and determined to get the good days back here as I ever was. Talks have been pretty straight forward and positive.

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“When it’s signed and announced, you’ll have to wait and see. I’m very grateful for the opportunity to manage and lead this football club.

“I’ve enjoyed my time here. I think we’re going in the right direction. If you’re happy then why not? That’s my motto.

“I believe in these players, I believe in the club and the direction it’s going. On the evidence of the weekend, I believe if we keep doing the right things and work hard, our day will come.”

Rangers are currently two points off leaders Celtic and are in a great position to qualify for the Europa League knockout stages.

The Gers will make it out of their group if they avoid defeat to Young Boys on Thursday.

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