Lee McCulloch has slammed the Rangers board for leaving Graeme Murty to hang out to dry as they take their time over appointing a new manager.
Murty was handed the reins on a temporary-term basis after Pedro Caixinha was sacked over four weeks ago in October.
The former Scotland international has taken charge of four games – winning two and losing two – and faces a double header against Aberdeen this week.
McCulloch thinks Rangers need to hurry up and appoint Caixinha’s replacement and admits he feels for Murty.
“Yes, the fans are shouting for a manager to come in and I think there should be one in, but I also see it from the other side where Graeme Murty is sitting in that high-pressure seat and being hung out to dry a bit.” McCulloch said, as quoted by the Daily Record.
“Graeme is in an awkward situation, but I think the fans just want some clarity on who the targets are, if they have got any targets, and who they are ruling out.
“It would be nice if they would come out and say we are down to six candidates or four candidates, but it seems to be all quiet.”
McCulloch spent eight years at Ibrox and was appointed captain in 2012 after Carlos Bocanegra left the club to join Racing Santander.
The former Kilmarnock manager won three Scottish titles, three Scottish League Cups, two Scottish Cups and a couple of lower league titles before leaving the club in 2014.
McCulloch made over 300 appearances for the Ibrox giants after signing from Wigan for £2.75million and was inducted into the club’s Hall of Fame in 2014.
The Gers currently sit fourth in the Scottish Premiership and trail Aberdeen by six points going into this week’s double header between the sides.
Aberdeen visit Ibrox on Wednesday before heading to Pittodrie on Sunday afternoon.
In other Rangers news, Gers player ratings against Dundee sees this senior player receive a shambolic 3/10.