Rangers manager Graeme Murty admits his attitude will need to change after being given the manager’s job full-time until the end of the season.
Murty had been interim manager following Pedro Caixinha’s sacking in October before being handed the reins until May after Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes rejected the Ibrox club’s advances.
Since taking over, the Gers have won seven of their eleven games under Murty and find themselves third in the Scottish Premiership behind Celtic and Aberdeen.
Despite taking interim charge on two separate occasions in 2017 – Murty also took the reins after Mark Warburton resigned in February – the former Scotland international admits his focus was still similar to when he was the club’s Under-20’s head coach.
“[My attitude to management] is going to have to change because as a youth coach you are looking at development and long-term plans,” Murty said, as quoted by Sky Sports.
“As an interim boss you are making sure you have a happy squad and everything is okay for the guy who is going to come in. You are making sure the club is in a good place.
“But now I have an opportunity to change the direction of the squad, its playing style and actually mould it to how I want it to look.”
Murty joined the Gers in August 2016 from Norwich City’s Academy where he had been part of the Canaries’ Under-18’s coaching staff.
The former Reading and York City defender took charge of the Gers’ Under-20’s and has had a hand in the development of the likes of Ross McCrorie and Jamie Barjonas.
The Gers face Celtic on Saturday afternoon in their final game of 2017 before jetting off to the United States to take part in the Florida Cup wit the likes of Atletico Mineiro, Corinthians and PSV Eindhoven.
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