Graeme Murty: This is what helps me to just get on with it at Rangers
Interim Rangers boss Graeme Murty has revealed how the club are trying to do what is right for the players by giving him the reins until the end of December – despite a tumultuous few months at Ibrox on and off the pitch.
The Gers sacked Pedro Caixinha in October before a protracted chase for Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes ended in disappointment after the 46-year-old opted to stay at Pittodrie.
Back-to-back defeats to Dundee and Hamilton before finally recording the club’s first run of three consecutive wins in a month have only added to the spectacle as Rangers have lurched from title also-rans to title contenders and back again with alarming regularity.
Murty admits that little has actually changed despite seeing his stint as interim manager extended until the turn of the year at least.
“We have always planned ahead and made sure we have the players’ welfare in mind, for their load and making sure each player has the right stimulus,” Murty said, as quoted by the Evening Times.
“But it doesn’t actually change my role at all, it maybe just changes things in the players’ minds and if the players can have a more settled mind and that leads to a better performance then I’ll take it.
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“For me, it just means I can get on with my job.”
Since Murty as taken charge of the Light Blues, they have picked up five wins from seven games and closed the gap on Old Firm rivals Celtic to five points in the Scottish Premiership.
Home and away wins over Aberdeen in the space of a few days saw the Gers leapfrog Derek McInnes’ side into second place in the table going into the hectic festive schedule.
The Gers travel to Edinburgh on Wednesday to face Neil Lennon’s Hibs as they look to secure a fourth consecutive win and keep up their recent good form.