Dave King delivers strong new Rangers manager hint
Rangers chairman Dave King has hinted that there may be a change on the cards this summer as he addressed the managerial situation.
The Gers supremo stated that he was “proud” of the work that Graeme Murty had done at the club and for creating stability despite being thrown into a difficult situation following the sacking of Pedro Caixinha.
Murty was handed the leading role at Ibrox on a temporary basis until the end of the current season, but there were suggestions the 43-year-old could be given the position permanently after steering the club to being on the brink of overthrowing Celtic.
But after losing to the Hoops and following that up with a record-equalling home defeat to Kilmarnock, calls for a change to the management from supporters were elevated.
As quoted on the club’s official website, King offered some light on the managerial situation and hinted that a change may be on the cards: “Over the last year we have made significant strides off the pitch but the on pitch progress has not been satisfactory due to unplanned changes to the football management structure and the negative impact this had on the playing staff.
“On the managerial front I emphasise that the board fully recognises the need for sustained stability in this area of the club.
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“Whoever is appointed must be able to meet the unique challenges of managing Rangers and ensuring immediate success.
“It is a priority that we commence next season with the best appointment we can make and that we move forward rapidly.”
Football Insider verdict:
Who could do a better job than Murty has done given the financial constraints the club is under? The ex-defender took over and steadied a Rangers side which was all at sea and made them a tougher proposition. Had they beaten Celtic at Ibrox, there wouldn’t be such uncertainty surrounding the 43-year-old. It shouldn’t be forgotten that he has also guided the Light Blues to the latter stages of the Scottish Cup and after the recent years of struggling in the footballing wilderness, he ought to be rewarded for what he has done.
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