By Danny Wright

6th Apr, 2018 | 2:06pm

43-year-old may have just let slip he is major contender for Rangers manager job next season


Graeme Murty may have just dropped a huge hint that he is under consideration to stay on as Rangers manager for next season.

The 43-year-old was appointed as manager until the end of the campaign after the Light Blues failed in their pursuit Derek McInnes last year and there’s no doubt that speculation will soon be sent into overdrive about who will be the next man at the helm.

Before the last three games in which the Gers have failed to win, many fans seemed happy to see Murty get the job on a long-term basis.

However with Rangers now below Aberdeen and third in the Scottish Premiership, it seems that the majority want Dave King to go out and hire someone else.

But on Friday, Murty may have just let slip that he could be staying at Ibrox into future seasons after he confirmed that he was involved in transfer talks for the summer window.

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The former Reading defender told the media in a press conference that on Thursday he had held talks with director of football Mark Allen and managing director Stewart Robinson about planning for the 2018/19 campaign.

This must surely mean that Murty is being seriously considered for the job, otherwise there would be no point in Allen and Robertson discussing plans with him.

There will perhaps be a better idea of what will happen at Ibrox in the summer after the Scottish Cup semi-final against Celtic next week.

If Rangers can book their spot in the final by beating the Hoops then surely Murty will be favoured to get a long-term deal.

However a defeat will pretty much mean that his only goal would be to finish second, and if he does not do that, then surely it is curtains for the 43-year-old.

In other Rangers news, Celtic are in the running to sign this former Light Blues player in a shock summer transfer.

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