Rangers

Rangers manager Graeme Murty has admitted he has been left in the dark over his long-term future with the Ibrox giants – but believes his side are getting closer to where he wants them to be.

The former Scotland international is in the hotseat until the end of the season and could remarkably end the campaign with a league and cup double.

Murty has won over fans after getting his side firing since the winter break and picking up five wins from their last five games.

The Gers boss insists his success will be determined by the end of the season as he seemed relaxed about what the future holds for him.

“I’ve been given no indication to what might happen at the end of the season,” Murty said, as quoted by the Daily Record.

“Is it strange that I could win the Scottish Cup and not get the job? No, that’s the way it is.

“The measure of what we’re trying to do will be where we end up.

“And that’s not just the progress of the squad, it’s the whole football club.

“Are we getting closer to where we want to be? Are we moving the brand further on? I think we are but we’re not there yet. For all the positive feeling here, we still want to get better.”

The Gers are six points behind bitter rivals Celtic ahead of next weekend’s make-or-break Old Firm clash at Ibrox.

Murty joined the Gers in August 2016 from Norwich City as Under-20’s head coach before being catapulted temporarily into the first-team hotseat after Mark Warburton’s resignation last February before again taking the reins after Pedro Caixinha’s sacking in October.

Football Insider verdict:

Murty might not have been told what the future holds but the expectation amongst most fans is that barring a monumental collapse the job is as good as his. Despite his lack of experience, Murty has impressed over his two brief spells in charge and is showing continual improvement as he adapts and adjusts to being a first-team boss.  The addition of some experience to his backroom in the shape of Jimmy Nicholl has been a masterstroke from the Gers. If Murty does’t land the job long-term, the Ibrox board better have an ace up their sleeves.

In other Rangers news, this Premier League playmaker wanted a future at Ibrox in 2011 and this summer is his chance to realise that dream.

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