Jim White reports shock new Rangers manager development
By Richard Parks
Graeme Murty has sensationally quit as Rangers manager and will not be in charge of the club this weekend, according to broadcaster Jim White.
The Sky Sports and talkSPORT host revealed on his personal Twitter account on Tuesday morning that the Ibrox boss is to leave his role.
White explained that an announcement is expected imminently to confirm Murty’s departure from the role he has held since October.
An announcement is expected shortly but it’s my understanding Graeme Murty will not be in charge of @RangersFC this weekend.
— Jim White (@JimWhite) May 1, 2018
Murty was appointed as caretaker last October following the dismissal of Pedro Caixinha and was then handed the job in December for the rest of the season.
In the wake of the 5-0 thrashing by Celtic at Parkhead on Sunday, it appears that the former defender’s spell in charge is over and he will not be in the dugout for the clash against Kilmarnock on home on Saturday.
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Football Insider verdict:
Another day, another massive Rangers story. The tumult at the club is continual, and Murty’s exit now surely paves the way for the arrival of Steven Gerrard. The former youth-team coach appears to have fallen on his sword – it is unlikely the Glasgow giants would have been so callous as to sack him with the season almost done anyway – as he’s fed up with being the scapegoat for the ritual humiliations at the hands of Celtic. Could Gerrard be in place for the weekend? Or, will Rangers instead give the job for a couple of matches to Jimmy Nicholl or another experienced hand on a temporary basis?