'Privilege and an honour' - Murty in regular talks with Rangers legend
Interim Rangers boss Graeme Murty has revealed he speaks with Rangers legend Walter Smith “regularly” as he continues in temporary charge of the Ibrox giants.
Murty was handed the reins in October after Pedro Caixinha was sacked before the Ibrox board later confirmed the 43-year-old would remain in charge until the end of the year.
The former Scotland defender made his international debut under Smith and turned to the retired former Rangers managers for advice when he was parachuted into the Ibrox hotseat earlier this year when Mark Warburton resigned.
Murty admitted it would be “naive” of him not tap in to one of the most successful managers in the club’s history.
“I speak to Walter regularly, he was actually in the academy office the other day, his grandsons were here training,” Murty said, as quoted by the club’s official website.
“We were just sitting and having a chat and to be perfectly honest sitting and listening to the maestro talk for an hour isn’t long enough.
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“You could sit and listen to him all day, just because of the depth of his knowledge and feeling for the club.
“It is always a privilege and an honour to listen to someone like that. I think I would be naive, if not a little arrogant, not to go into that with the most open mind possible.”
Murty has led the Gers to four wins in a row as he has helped close the gap to league leaders Celtic to five points.
The Ibrox giants take on St. Johnstone on Saturday afternoon as they look for a fifth consecutive win to keep the pressure up on Celtic ahead of the second Old Firm clash of the season on December 30th.
Smith enjoyed two trophy-laden spells at Ibrox winning ten Scottish titles, five Scottish Cups and six Scottish League Cups.
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