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1st May, 2018 | 2:35pm

'The gulf is getting bigger' - Gray slams Rangers as reason for Murty exit revealed

Former Celtic left-back Micky Gray has slated Rangers’ decision to ditch manager Graeme Murty on Tuesday and pinpointed the moment it all went wrong for the now ex-Gers boss.

The 43-year-old was confirmed on the Light Blues’ official website to have left after their weekend’s humiliation at the hands of Celtic, following on from two previous defeats against their fierce Glaswegian rivals and Gray believes his record against the Hoops is one of the main reasons why Murty is now out of the job.

Co-hosting on the talkSPORT Jim White show (01/05, 10:00) alongside the Scot and Bob Mills, the former England international gave his opinion on the latest club development at Ibrox and said: “He was thrown in at the deep end.

“The writing on the wall was the last two performances against Celtic. They haven’t come anywhere close.

“The gulf is getting bigger not smaller.”

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You have to wonder what Murty could have done in the position had he been given all the tools needed to compete with Celtic. Despite doing an admirable job during his stint with the club, expectations are clearly high despite coming from the wilderness after liquidation. Had the past two results against Brendan Rodgers’ side not been by such a big scoreline, Murty’s fate could have been far different. But he was failed by his players, who did not show up physically or mentally at the weekend or in the Scottish Cup game last month. Whoever takes the role next knows they have to close that gap and quickly.

In other Rangers news, massive Murty flaw meant brutal Gers axe was inevitable –next boss must have what he lacked.

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