'Fantastic' - Murty makes admission about intense Rangers manager speculation

Rangers manager Graeme Murty has admitted that there is always going to be speculation surrounding the hotseat at Ibrox, but he remains adamant that he is fully focussed on righting a few wrongs against Celtic at Parkhead on Sunday.

The Daily Mail has recently reported that that Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard could be unveiled as Murty’s successor as early as next week with Gary McAllister set to join as his assistant manager.

Rangers chairman Dave King was at Anfield earlier this week to watch Liverpool beat Roma in the Champions League, which led to Gerrard becoming odds-on favourite for the Ibrox job and now it seems that it may be just a matter of time before he is appointed.

Murty has refused to get drawn in by the intense speculation though and believes that it is simply the nature of the beast when it comes to being in charge of the Glasgow giants.

“There is always going to be speculation as this is a fantastic job. As far as I am concerned and the players are concerned, this is our biggest game of the season and we have to right a few wrongs,” he said, as quoted by Rangers’ official Twitter account on Friday.

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Murty did give himself a good chance of landing the job on a permanent basis earlier this year with a fantastic fun of form following the winter break. However the wheels have certainly come off the tracks since with talk of a title race with Celtic now being replaced by a battle to avoid finishing as low as fourth with Aberdeen and Hibernian eager to snatch second-place away from the Gers. Murty is not expected to pull up any trees this weekend and the title will surely be won by Brendan Rodgers in the Old Firm. It’s a blow, but at least there are massive efforts being made towards the future.

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