'Horrible, scruffy and nasty' - Murty discusses Rangers performances
Rangers manager Graeme Murty believes he and his players need to be a “bit nasty” at times to grind out results and “make it impossible” for the Gers to ignore him in the summer when his current contract ends.
Murty was appointed manager until the end of the season in October after Pedro Caixinha was sacked and have suffered a few shocking results but Murty insists if his side can be “horrible and scruffy” they will be doing the right things.
Former Scotland international Murty has a reputation as a ‘nice guy’ which masks a determination to do the very best for the Light Blues – whether he is in charge of the first-team or Under-20’s.
The Gers could go second in the Scottish Premiership on Sunday with a win over Hamilton and, after his predecessors put undue importance on the “process,” Murty admits results on the pitch is how his success will be judged.
“We’re in a results-based business. I can be a nice guy and improve the atmosphere, have a happy squad and be really inclusive, make sure the guys are gelling and get some good results,” Murty said, as quoted by the Daily Record.
“But this club, more than any other, is based on results. I want to win. I want to make it impossible for people to ignore me.
“You do that by winning, by being maybe steely-eyed and a bit nasty.
“Sometimes you have to win 1-0 and it has to be horrible, scruffy and nasty.”
The Gers have struggled at times against teams towards the bottom of the table and a win over Hamilton would go some way towards banishing that and helping the Light Blues secure second place.
After Aberdeen’s defeat at the hands of Hibs on Saturday, three points at Hamilton will see the Gers climb above the Pittodrie side on goal difference.
Murty could also end the club’s seven-year wait for a major trophy if he can guide them to success in the Scottish Cup.
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