Rangers manager Graeme Murty has revealed that he would quit if he thought he had become “detrimental” to the Gers following last weekend’s 4-0 Scottish Cup thrashing by Celtic at Hampden.
Some Rangers fans were calling for the former Under-20s head coach to either resign or be fired after the semi-final humiliation.
Murty’s contract is up at the end of the season and the Gers boss is adamant he will do what is “right” for the club rather than his own interests.
“If I thought it would become detrimental to the team for me to stay then we’d have a different conversation,” Murty said, as quoted by the Daily Record.
“We have to do what’s right for the football club. The football club is better than any one person and I’m an employee of the football club. But at the moment I still feel as if I’ve got a lot to offer.
“We’ve shown with the way the team has played recently and the results we’ve managed to get, and the position we’ve managed to get to in the league, that I’ve got lots to offer.”
The Gers trail their bitter rivals by 13 points in the Scottish Premiership and are level on points with Aberdeen in second.
Murty’s side welcome Hearts to Ibrox on Sunday hoping to keep pace with the Dons, who play 24 hours earlier, as they head into the final few fixtures of the season.
Football Insider verdict
It seems almost certain that Murty will be replaced in the summer, although it doesn’t make much sense to move him now unless the Gers are making a permanent appointment. The Ibrox giants need to get to the end of the season with as few problems as possible and making a managerial change for five games wouldn’t help that. A win against Hearts on Sunday will be as good a place to start as any and if other results can go the Gers’ way this weekend it would put the Light Blues in the driving seat in the race for second.
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