'Interesting conversation' – Murty reveals what Celtic boss told him about Rangers job

Graeme Murty has challenged his players to win him the manager’s job at Rangers permanently and has revealed what Brendan Rodgers told him about the job.

Since he took over after Pedro Caixinha was sacked he’s won more points than any other manager in the league – including Rodgers at Celtic.

And on Sunday his team has the chance to put themselves in the semi-finals of the Scottish Cup, before attempting to narrow the gap at the top of the Premiership to just three points in the Old Firm derby.

Former Rangers men Kris Boyd and Barry Ferguson think he should get the job on a permanent basis after his work this season, but Murty himself is staying realistic.

“I’ll tell you what, if we win every game between now and the end of the season it will be an interesting conversation,” Murty said in the Scottish Sun.

“I talked to Brendan Rodgers after the first Celtic game at Parkhead last season.

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“He said, ‘You’ll know within three months whether you want to be a first-team manager’.

“I took that advice to heart. And actually when I came back and did the 20s I did so much different stuff that I didn’t have time to miss the first-team hullabaloo.

“This time it might be slightly different, but I don’t think I will ever know until I get put in that situation.

“How do we stop it coming to pass? We do that by being brilliant from now until the end of the season.”

Football Insider verdict:

Murty has worked wonders with Rangers this season. He’s unified a fractured squad, held onto the signings that were successful from Caixinha’s reign and surrounded them with solid signings of his own in January. If Rangers win every game between now and the end of the season then he’ll probably win the title as well as getting the job on a permanent basis. But, whatever happens between now and then, Murty should be given the job. He’s been an incredibly loyal servant to the club but this isn’t a sentimental decision. He’s earned the right to the confidence of the Ibrox board.

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