McLeish commits to Rangers

Rangers FC manager Alex McLeish has signed a new contract that will keep him at Ibrox for another four years.

Happy ending to talks
Rangers announced today that negotiations with McLeish had reached a successful conclusion, with the manager committing himself to the Ibrox club until 2007.

Trophy haul
McLeish won the Scottish Cup and the Scottish League Cup in his first season in charge, 2001/02, before completing a domestic treble last term. His success has made him a hot property in British football, but today the 44-year-old predicted a bright future at Rangers.

Looking forward
"I've had a very happy last couple of years with Rangers, with many great memories," he said. "We've worked hard and accomplished great success and, with a talented team in place, we can look forward with confidence to the challenges that lie ahead."

Eleventh manager
The former Scotland and Aberdeen FC player became Rangers' eleventh manager when left Hibernian FC to replace Dick Advocaat in the hot seat in December 2001.