'Job well done' - Bruno Alves raves about Rangers senior man after tumultuous week
Rangers defender Bruno Alves has praised Graeme Murty for a “job well done” after being stepping in as interim manager following Pedro Caixinha’s sacking in October.
Murty was handed the reins for the second time in 2017 after the Gers dismissed Caixinha and has led the club to four wins from six games and taken the Light Blues to second in the Scottish Premiership.
After Derek McInnes snubbed a move to Ibrox in favour of remaining with Aberdeen on Thursday, Murty was confirmed to remain in charge until the end of the year at the earliest, capping off what has been a tumultuous week in the search for Caixinha’s successor.
Alves has barely featured under Murty after a string of injuries but believes the 43-year-old senior man has done a good job and is “improving” the Ibrox side.
“Graeme Murty is giving his best, he is trying to change the team and we are training well,” Alves said, as quoted by the club’s official Twitter account.
“He is getting results and improving the team.
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“A job well done so far.
BA: Graeme Murty is giving his best, he is trying to change the team and we are training well. He is getting results and improving the team. A job well done so far.
— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) December 8, 2017
Murty was also parachuted into the first-team in the wake of Mark Warburton’s resignation in February and has impressed fans across both stints in charge.
Since joining the club in the summer from Cagliari, Alves has had an inury-disrputed spell in Glasgow.
The defender missed Sunday’s win over Aberdeen at Pittodrie after picking up a knee injury less than a week after recovering from a back problem which had kept him on the sidelines.
The Gers face Ross County at Ibrox on Saturday and could record their first run of three consecutive wins in almost a year with victory over Owe Coyle’s side.
In other Rangers news, Joe Dodoo is set to return to the club in January