Rangers open talks with Smith

Smith’s current contract expires in January and reports have suggested that he might not be offered a contract extension at the club.

“I want to give the current management team new contracts,” said new Rangers chairman Alastair Johnston.

“We are progressing with it and have held talks over the weekend.

“The board and myself are very supportive of the continuation of the management team as it is in place.

“That is our desire and we will be working towards these ends.”

“The chairman indicated he would want us to sign new deals but a lot of things have to be considered,” said Smith

“A lot has been happening at the club and so there is a lot more to it than just saying okay and signing a new contract.

“The direction we all want the club to take has to be considered as well as various other issues.”