Graeme Murty details whether he has spoke with Rangers chief Dave King
Rangers manager Graeme Murty believes he can get through “anything” after coming through his worst week as Gers boss yet – and revealed he is yet to talk to chairman Dave King since the 4-0 Old Firm thrashing last weekend.
The Gers boss has endured a torrid week after watching his side get dismantled at Hampden by Celtic before a string of bust-ups rocked the Light Blues’ squad.
Senior stars Kenny Miller and Lee Wallace have been suspended while Alfredo Morelos, Greg Docherty and Daniel Candeias were all involved in incidents as the Gers have imploded.
Murty claimed that he spoke with director of football Mark Allen and that the Gers board have been “fantastic” – despite not speaking with South Africa-based chairman King.
“If I can get through this week, I can get through just about anything,” Murty said, as quoted by the Belfast Telegraph.
“I’ve had lots of support. I’ve had the director of football, my entire staff and the board of directors making sure I’m okay and ready to go for this weekend.
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“They’ve been fantastic in making sure I get what I need and I’m ready to go. But no, I haven’t spoken to the chairman.”
Murty is in charge at Ibrox until the end of the season but is widely expected to be replaced as manager – although there is a lack of any obvious candidate to take the reins.
The Gers return to action on Sunday when they face Hearts at Ibrox in the Scottish Premiership in the race to finish second.
With Aberdeen and Hibs both in action 24 hours before the Gers, Murty’s side will have added pressure when they take to the field at Ibrox.
Football Insider verdict
The Gers board need to back the manager – unless they have imminent plans to sack him – otherwise, they are only making more problems for themselves. While there may be nothing to it, there is something about Murty not having spoken to Dave King yet that is quite concerning. It may be entirely innocent but if the board are giving their support to the manager – no matter how temporary – a brief phone call from the chairman would seem entirely reasonable to expect. Then again, King isn’t exactly renowned for his tendency to speak when it is needed.
In other Rangers news, Graeme Murty was left raving over this from last weekend’s Celtic clash.