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'Same old problems' – Warburton delivers verdict on future of Graeme Murty at Rangers

Former Rangers manager Mark Warburton has had his say on the future of Graeme Murty, as the Gers boss’ position has been called into question.

Murty was looking as though he was a sure-fit for the permanent position after leading the side to second place in the Scottish Premiership.

But two defeats in the last two league games, as well as a record-equalling number of home defeats since the First World War, have once again brought questions over the manager’s future to the fore.

But despite being sacked by the Gers himself, Warburton feels Murty ought to be given an opportunity to prove he has what it takes and can be the man to drive the Light Blues onwards.

As quoted in the Scottish Sun, Warburton said: “Graeme’s come in and he’s earned the respect of the squad. He’s got the crowd on side and he’s done a very good job.

“As I say, if you’re going to give Graeme that chance, be patient with him.

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“I keep repeating expectations – that’s the key.

“If the fans think he’s going to immediately challenge Celtic next year and, if he’s not sack him by Christmas, you’re going to have the same old problems.

“Give the man a chance, give him the time, give him the backing, verbally and financially, to manage a club of that stature.”

Football Insider verdict:

Warburton is 100% spot on with his verdict on this one. Murty absolutely deserves the opportunity to show he can take the Gers forward next season. He knows the club, is an ex-player, and has a good relationship with the players who obviously respect him. Yes, they’ve had a couple of bad results and a disastrous record at Ibrox, but that can be worked on. There is clearly a mental issue that affects the players at home but once that is rectified we would expect to see the Light Blues challenging Celtic for the Scottish Premiership once more. They’ve come close this season, expect more of the same and more next.

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