RANGERS are today delighted to announce captain James Tavernier has signed a new, two-year extension to his current deal with the club, keeping him at Ibrox until the summer of 2024.
Tavernier has been outstanding for Rangers so far this season from right-back, scoring an incredible 17 goals from 41 appearances for the club.
He has already earned a place in folklore as the captain to lead the club to 55, and he now has the opportunity to build on that legacy with this new, long-term contract.
Having initially joined the Light Blues in the Championship in season 2015/16, he has grown and grown as a player to his current status, and has 284 appearances and a phenomenal 63 goals to his name thus far.
On his new deal, Tavernier commented: “I am delighted to extend my contract at this magnificent club. As soon as I arrived six years ago, I soon realised how massive this club is.
“It isn’t a club really - it’s an institution. To captain Rangers to our historic 55th title is a memory I will hold forever. It is a privilege and an honour to pull on the famous royal blue, and adding the captain’s armband makes it even more special.
“As we celebrate our 150th anniversary, I am mindful that there is much more work to be done to ensure we uphold the values of Rangers.
"I will continue to strive to be better as a player, captain and make sure we continue to set the standard higher than before. 55 wasn’t the end of the journey, it was only the beginning.”
Thrilled manager Steven Gerrard said: “I am delighted to secure the services of our captain on a new long-term deal.
"This shows the ambition of both James and the club as we continue to drive forward to fulfil our ambitions, both domestically and in Europe. James has been a consistent performer for me since I made the decision to hand him the captain’s armband in 2018.
“His leadership is obvious both on the field and in the dressing room as well. He commands respect but ensures he leads with action and not words.
“James can continue to improve, as I know he is hungry to become a better version of himself on a daily basis.”
Sporting Director, Ross Wilson, added: “Firstly, I am delighted that we are announcing the extension of our captain’s contract today.
"We began discussions with James a few months ago but as everyone knows, we do our business quietly and agreed this contract would be concluded once the league title was officially won.
“Working closely with him every day, we see his leadership on and off the field as well as the esteem he is held in by his teammates. We now have two of the outstanding right-backs in the country and seeing how James supports Nathan Patterson’s development speaks volumes for the unity of the club and the squad.
“Tav has grown to love Rangers and I know how proud he is to be captain of this club and how happy he and his family are in the City of Glasgow.”