Rangers legend Ally McCoist has had his say on the Gers managerial situation and he doesn’t think that the future surrounding Graeme Murty is as set in stone as is being made out.
There has been a lot made of Light Blues chairman, Dave King’s comments, which alluded to the idea that Murty wouldn’t be in charge beyond the end of the season.
Not only that, but a victory for Celtic in the weekend’s Scottish Cup final could have a bearing on whether or not the 43-year-old continues in the role after the game.
As quoted in the Daily Record, McCoist said: “You have to take a step back and look at it, Celtic are the best team in the country at present.
“A lot of people would expect them to win the game regardless.
“It’s probably true that if Graeme manages to win he stands a better chance but it would be wrong, in my opinion, to judge the man over one game.
“Any fair-minded person would look at his overall performance which has been good.”
And on King’s comments, McCoist added whether he suspected a decision regarding the hot seat had already been made: “It would be extremely difficult to keep it quiet if one had been made.
“The timing was perhaps a little bit strange but he hasn’t said Graeme isn’t getting the job and a lot of people are surmising.
“His comments are correct. The next appointment is absolutely vital but that’s not to say it won’t be Graeme.
“People are jumping to conclusions.
Football Insider verdict:
The defeat against the Hoops at Ibrox to Celtic was the tipping point for many supporters it would seem. Then, the fact that Rangers equalled a record number of home defeats, not matched since 1914, has created the growing frustration amongst supporters. But there have been a lot of good things realised under Murty. Not only did he steady the ship after Pedro Cainxinha’s sacking, he also guided the Light Blues to within touching distance of Brendan Rodgers’ side. Moreover, had David Bates not fallen to injury last time the two sides met, the league table could have looked very different. Alfredo Morelos has gone from strength to strength under the Murty regime and he has blooded a number of youth team players, making his tenure a success.
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