By David Woods

16th Apr, 2018 | 3:40pm

As Murty sack rumours acknowledged by Insider, Dave King must put fans out of their misery now


Rumours are swirling around Ibrox that Graeme Murty has been sacked by Rangers after their 4-0 defeat at the hands of bitter rivals Celtic in the Scottish Cup semi-final.

At the moment, the rumours are just that, but they were confirmed by a solid source of Rangers news, the Four Lads Had a Dream blog.

After a fan asked if they had heard anything, they replied that they had heard the rumours but were quick to point out they were just that at the moment.

It is possible that they could have come from a fan causing mischief, but after the abject performance and the result against Celtic on Sunday, along with various fractious incidents involving Andy Halliday, Alfredo Morelos and Greg Docherty, we wouldn’t be at all surprised to get the confirmation today.

Fans, even those who supported Murty, have come round to the thinking that he is not good enough and, with the season now effectively over, it’s time to move on.

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With speculation mounting, chairman Dave King should do the decent thing and put fans – and Murty himself – out of his misery.

Murty, by all accounts, is an honest and decent man, who is just out of his depth at Ibrox.

That’s not his fault – he was plucked from the development squad and handed the caretaker role, and he’s done it to the best of his ability.

It’s just not enough for Rangers at the moment though, and it’s a daunting job for anyone given the weight of expectation and the huge gulf between the side and rivals Celtic.

To be honest, it’s probably a gulf that no manager can bridge without a huge investment of funds, but if that’s going to come, it needs to go to an experienced manager or Rangers could be in serious trouble.

That’s not Murty and King should make the announcement that he’s no longer manager now.

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