By James Black
Interim Rangers boss Graeme Murty has revealed he would say yes “straight away” if offered the chance to remain in charge at Ibrox on a permanent basis.
The 43-year-old has been in temporary charge since Pedro Caixinha was sacked over three weeks ago and will be in the dugout for Saturday’s Scottish Premiership clash with Hamilton at Ibrox.
Murty is in his second stint as caretaker at Ibrox after also being handed the reins in the wake of Mark Warburton’s resignation in February.
Rangers’ Under-20’s manager also admitted that if he is told the club has appointed someone then he’ll have no qualms in returning to his day-to-day job with the Gers’ Academy hopefuls.
“I would agree straight away,” Murty said, as quoted by the Daily Record.
“If they said to me, ‘Would you take the team to the end of the season?’ – I would say yes.
“But if they say tomorrow, ‘We’ve got a new guy coming in on Monday’, then fine.
“I’m an employee of Rangers and whatever my role is will be dictated by someone on a much higher pay grade than mine, so I’m relaxed with that.”
Murty joined the Ibrox giants as Head Development Squad Coach in August 2016 and has impressed hugely during his time at Ibrox.
The former Scotland international would be a popular choice if he was given the role full-time after leading the Light Blues to two wins from two since taking over last month.
Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes is the bookies’ favourite to succeed Caixinha after leading the Dons to three successive second-place finishes in the Scottish Premiership.
Alex McLeish, Frank de Boer and Giovanni van Bronckhorst are all also in the running to take over the 54-times Scottish champions.