By Will Butcher

Rangers boss Mark Warburton has confirmed that he will put pen to paper on a new three-year contract to keep him at Ibrox until 2019.

The 53-year-old has been linked with a move back down south during the season after reports suggested that he had rejected a new deal, despite only agreeing a three-year contract in June last year.

Speaking at a promotional event held in conjunction with golf company Callaway at the home of Rangers, Warburton dismissed speculation on his future.

“I will be signing a deal this week,” he said, as quoted by the Glasgow Evening Times. “I’ve agreed a deal with the club to commit longer term, for another year until 2019.”

Warburton added on Monday night that his assistant David Weir will also put pen to paper.

“David is in the same situation. We will both sign new deals, probably tomorrow, another year’s extension on the current deals.

“I have thoroughly enjoyed being at Rangers, it is a privilege to be Rangers manager. We had a good season last year and I hope they (the club) are happy with how myself, David, the staff and players have performed. It is a nice combination to have.”

The former Brentford boss won the Scottish Championship title, returning The Gers to the Scottish top-flight for the first time since their liquidation sent them to the fourth tier in 2012. Warburton also led Rangers to the Petrofac Training Cup in his debut season.

Warburton has made eight signings including the likes of Joey Barton, Niko Kranjcar and Clint Hill as he looks to solidify Rangers’ position in the Scottish Premiership.

In other Rangers news, Motherwell manager Mark McGhee has declared he is not threatened by The Gers ahead of this weekend’s tie.