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13th Apr, 2018 | 3:36pm

'I've got a contract' - Murty delivers verdict on Rangers statement made by King

Rangers manager Graeme Murty has insisted nothing has changed with regard to his future at Ibrox after speculation grew that Dave King’s recent statement all but confirmed he would not be in charge next season.

The Gers boss is under contract until the end of the season after taking the reins in October but it it looks increasingly likely that the Light Blues will appoint a new manager in the summer.

After fans surmised that the latest statement from the Ibrox board gave away Murty’s future, the Gers boss was adamant that his “reading” of the current situation hasn’t changed.

“The statement started by saying I’ve done a really good job and should be proud of what I’ve done. My position hasn’t changed. I’ve got a contract until the end of the season,” Murty said, as quoted by the Daily Record.

“The chairman, as far as I’m aware, reiterated that in the summer a manager will be appointed.

“Whether that’s me or someone else, that appointment will have to take place. So my situation and reading of it hasn’t altered.”

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The Gers face their bitter rivals Celtic on Sunday at Hampden in the semi-final of the Scottish Cup and a win could go a long way towards securing a long-term deal for Murty.

The Light Blues haven’t won against their city rivals since the same stage of the Scottish Cup in 2016 when Mark Warburton’s side came out on top on penalties.

Football Insider verdict:

Despite much talk otherwise, it does seem that little has changed in way of the Gers’ manager hunt. If Murty lifts the Scottish Cup and secures second then he would most likely put himself in pole position. There doesn’t seem to be any other coherent strategy other than ‘wait and see’ from the Rangers board and there’s a real risk it is going to blow up in their faces. Again. Whatever the Ibrox board end up doing, it is going to have taken them far too long to get it right.

In other Rangers news, Gers fans were blown away by this winger’s performance in the 4-0 win over Breidablik.

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