Rangers sacked manager Graeme Murty on Tuesday after the 5-0 thrashing by bitter rivals Celtic on Sunday – but Reading fans on Twitter are desperate to see their former captain return to Berkshire.
Murty is a hero for Royals fans after captaining them to promotion to the Premier League and fans would love to see him back at the Madejski Stadium.
The former defender made over 300 league appearances during an 11-year stint at Reading and despite things not going to plan at Ibrox, it appears not to have had any effect on how Royals fans feel about him.
Here are some of their comments on Twitter:
— Matheus (@maffff) May 1, 2018
Graeme Murty A Reading Legend Should Of Come Home Instead Tried To Do The Right Thing At Rangers. Whoever Takes Over At Rangers Good Luck The Board Are Letting The Fans Down Badly.
— Peter Fielder (@peter_fielder) May 1, 2018
— Sarah Collins (@Bizzie47) May 1, 2018
Murty leaving Rangers just makes me want him even more at Reading. #ReadingFC
— BT (@BenThorntonn) May 1, 2018
— Big Adot (@Alfie_Eaton01) May 1, 2018
— Ben Davis (@ben_davis97) May 1, 2018
I wish Graeme Murty had been treated disgracefully a month or two sooner. Would have loved him at the #readingfc helm as a bit of a 'Brexit hire.'*
*An idea fueled by nostalgia with no idea on how well it would actually go.
— Greg Double (@Dubstep1988) May 1, 2018
Murty was recently linked with the Reading manager’s job before Paul Clement was appointed as Jaap Stam’s replacement at the Madejski but with the Royals staring relegation in the face the opportunity could quickly present itself.
Despite being relieved of his duties as first-team manager, Murty remains employed by the Gers and is taking some time to consider his options – including a potential return to his previous role as Under-20s head coach at Ibrox.
The Gers have three games remaining in the Scottish Premiership campaign and trail Aberdeen by three points in the race to finish second while Reading face a final day clash with Cardiff City knowing a point will keep them in the second-tier of English football.