Rangers manager update: Candidate rules himself out, club deserves big name
By Matt Farr
Rangers interim boss Graeme Murty insists it would be arrogant of him to think he’s got enough to land the job on a full-time basis.
The 42-year-old stepped up from his Under-2os coaching duties to take the reigns in the first-team setup, after Mark Warburton was dismissed from his post earlier this month.
Rangers currently have their sights set on hiring a new long-term manager, with several iconic figures including Frank de Boer and Alex McLeish linked with the vacant position.
However, Murty has effectively ruled himself out of long-term contention after admitting that he didn’t have the experience for such a big job, and that the club deserves a ‘stellar’ name to take charge.
He told the Daily Express: “It would be incredibly arrogant for me with my coaching background to think that I had a chance of being the permanent manager of Rangers.
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“Some of the names that have been mentioned are stellar names and quite rightly because this club deserves a stellar manager.
“If it works out, then fantastic. I’ll do the best I can until I’m told otherwise. I’m not looking any further than two weeks from now.”
Prior to his current role with Rangers, Murty’s only previous coaching experience has been as a youth coach with both Norwich and Southampton.
Murty led Rangers to victory during his first game in charge, a narrow Scottish Cup victory over Greenock Morton a week ago.
The former Reading defender is set to take charge of the Scottish side once again on Sunday, as they prepare to take on Dundee in the Scottish Premiership.
He inherits a side 27 points behind rivals Celtic in the league, while they also trail Aberdeen by three points. They have just one win from their last five league games.