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13th Mar, 2017 | 9:04am

Murty sends Twitter message to Rangers fans as he makes way for Caixinha

By Will Butcher

Graeme Murty has thanked fans after stepping down from his interim spell as Rangers manager following Sunday’s 1-1 draw against Celtic.

Murty has now reverted to his previous role as head of development at Ibrox, after the Gers appointed Pedro Caixinha following the departure of Mark Warburton.

Posting on his personal Twitter account, Murty thanked fans for their support before stating he was “so proud” after Rangers earned a point against Old Firm rivals Celtic on Parkhead.

Murty, who was given the role as caretaker manager until the Gers board appointed a new manager, saw his final match in charge end in a fantastic 1-1 draw away at their Old Firm rivals.

Celtic took the lead through a powerful effort from versatile midfielder Stuart Armstrong, who struck in the first half after a mistake from Gers midfielder Jason Holt.

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However, the Gers ended Celtic’s winning streak of 17 matches in all competitions, after Clint Hill was on hand to tap in from close range after Craig Gordon parried Emerson Hyndman’s shot.

Murty will now take a backseat once again to allow Portuguese manager Caixinha to take control of the Rangers squad, after moving from Qatari club Al-Gharafa.

Caixinha’s first match in the dugout will be at Ibrox on Saturday, as the Gers face Hamilton just a fortnight after trouncing the Accies 6-0 in the Scottish Cup under Murty.

In other Rangers news, defender Hill has shared why he is anxious ahead of Caixinha’s appointment.

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