Rangers manager Mark Warburton has agreed a one-year extension to his existing contract that will keep him at Ibrox until the summer of 2019.
Warburton, who led Rangers to the Scottish Championship title, a Petrofac Cup Final victory and a Scottish Cup Final place – where they were beaten by Hibernian – encountered a delay in contract negotiations with the club, but according to the Englishman this was simply due to him being away on holiday and not issues over finances.
Warburton said: “I’m all agreed with the club. David and myself will sign another year to our contracts. All the speculation was due to a 12-day holiday. It was no more than that.
“‘Why have you not signed?’ Because I was away with the wife for 12 days. It’s a privilege for me to be here in this position – and for David with his status at the club. It’s a great place to be and we have extended for another year until 2019.”
Rangers kick off their season with the Betfred League Cup game against Motherwell on Saturday.
Warburton added: “It wasn’t a distraction to me, but the stories just suddenly appeared. But the fact that season ticket sales are where they are shows the fantastic support and that the fans are excited for the season. And what we have to do is prepare well and hopefully the performances send them home happy.”
Assistant David Weir has also agreed a one-year extension to his own contract.