Murty's emotional outburst could be a disaster or a masterstroke for Rangers' cup prospects
Rangers manager Graeme Murty had some interesting things to say about his side aiming to win their first Scottish Cup in nine years.
He said, as quoted on the club’s official Twitter account, that the supporters of the Light Blues had “suffered enough” in the last few years.
GM: We want to be pushing and challenging at the very highest level. Our fans have suffered enough.
— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) February 9, 2018
You don’t usually get emotive language like that from Murty, who is usually very even-keeled in his approach.
Perhaps he realises that his time as Light Blues manager will likely come to an end in the summer, and he wants to go down in history as the man who lead the Gers to their first major honour since returning to the top division.
The worry though is if the Gers lose to Ayr in the Scottish Cup last sixteen on Sunday, Murty will have made himself look quite foolish with his remarks, and it could be a disaster for the rest of the season.
While the fans will obviously take to what Murty has said as they believe it, it will be interesting to see how the players respond.
Murty has not taken charge of the Gers in the later stages of a cup competition during in his two spells as manager of the Light Blues, with Pedro Caixinha taking charge of two semi-finals instead – both of which he lost.
Perhaps Murty’s pep talk will inspire his squad of players to go one step better this time, and it could well be something of a masterstroke.
In other Rangers news, it can be revealed that a key first teamer has sensationally asked to leave after the board failed to stick to their promise of giving him a new deal during the transfer window.
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