'It wasn’t enjoyable' - Graeme Murty reveals emotions in Rangers win v Hearts
By James Black
Rangers interim manager Graeme Murty has surprisingly claimed that the trip to Murrayfield to face Hearts at the weekend “wasn’t enjoyable” but he was happy to come away with the three points.
Murty took charge of the Gers less than 48 hours after replacing Pedro Caixinha on a short-term basis and led the Ibrox giants to a 3-1 win over the Jambos at Murrayfield.
The Rangers Under-20’s manager has been promoted to lead the first-team for the second time in 2017 after Mark Warburton and Pedro Caixinha left the club and will likely remain in charge on Saturday when Partick Thistle take on Rangers.
Despite the result, Murty admits that he didn’t enjoy going to the home of Scottish rugby as much as he had enjoyed being in charge first time around.
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“I was always wanting to know if I had done enough – had I covered that in pre-match? Had I done this, had I done that?
He added: “I didn’t enjoy it, but I was satisfied by it, and I thought there were a couple of passages of play, even in the first half when we were down, that eased me a little bit as I thought we had it and we were going to come good.
“So, although, it wasn’t enjoyable, it was satisfying.”
Murty is expected to still be in the dugout for Saturday’s clash with Partick Thistle at Ibrox as the Gers looks to close the six-point gap to Scottish Premiership leaders Celtic.
With an international break after this weekend’s fixtures, Rangers should have a new manager in place by the time they line-up to face Hamilton on November 18th but Murty can leave the Gers in a decent position for whoever is appointed as the 17th permanent manager of the Ibrox giants.
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