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6th Dec, 2017 | 9:13am

'That is not up to us' - Jason Holt makes makes bold Rangers manager claim

Rangers midfielder Jason Holt has boldly claimed that the Rangers squad would “welcome” an extended role for Graeme Murty on the club’s first-team coaching staff after his stint as interim manager.

The Under-20’s head coach was handed the reins in the wake of Pedro Caixinha’s sacking on October 26th and has led the Gers to four win from his six games in charge.

Back-to-back wins over Aberdeen have catapulted the Gers into second-place in the Scottish Premiership after falling as low as fourth under Caixinha.

Murty was also handed control of the first-team earlier this year after Mark Warburton’s resignation and Holt believes the players would be happy to see Murty remain with the first-team squad long-term.

“All I can say is that since he was placed in temporary charge he’s been great,” Holt said, as quoted by The Scotsman.

“We would certainly welcome working with him for a longer period of time.

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“But, that is not up to us.

“He has been great since he came in.

“All the boys have enjoyed working under him.”

The former Scotland international joined the Ibrox giants from Norwich City in August 2016 as Under-20’s head coach and has made a big impression since moving to Glasgow.

Several of Murty’s Under-20 squad have made the breakthrough into the first-team over the last six months with Aidan Wilson, Myles Beerman, Jamie Barjonas, Kyle Bradley and Ross McCrorie all being handed their first-team debuts.

Murty is expected to return to his normal role within the Gers’ Academy once Rangers appoint Caixinha’s long-term successor.

In other Rangers news, Celtic have suddenly become a key part in the Gers’ bid to appoint McInnes.

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