By James Black
Interim Rangers boss Graeme Murty has singled out Eduardo Herrera and Bruno Alves for praise after helping the club’s non-English speakers transition following Pedro Caixinha’s sacking.
With a host of Spanish and Portuguese-speaking players, there were fears Murty may have difficulty getting complex tactical ideas across however the 43-year-old revealed that Alves and Herrera have been a huge help in that regard.
The experienced duo have “fabulous” English, according to Murty, and have been helping out translating for the likes of Carlos Pena and Alfredo Morelos who speak very limited English.
However the Ibrox boss admits that he has received a few blank looks when using certain slang terms.
“The language barrier hasn’t been too tough because you have Eduardo Herrera and Bruno Alves who speak fabulous English and if there is a complex part to the session then they can translate,” Murty told RangersTV, as quoted by BBC Scotland.
“I always make sure everybody understands.
“You have to make sure you choose your words with care because some of the slang you don’t get away with because you just get a blank look.
“If they have a question they are straight out with it and they want to know things.”
Former manager Caixinha spoke a number of languages – including English, Spanish, Portuguese and French – and was able to communicate directly with each member of the squad.
Despite there being a language barrier, it hasn’t appeared to have any effect on the pitch as Murty’s side have won both their games since Caixinha’s sacking three weeks ago.
The Light Blues could record three consecutive wins for the first time since December 2016 whe they take on Hamilton at Ibrox on Saturday.
Another win would do Murty’s chances of landing the manager’s job on a full-time basis no harm whatsoever as the Gers look to close the six-point gap to Celtic at the top of the Scottish Premiership.
In other Rangers team news, Fabio Cardoso has returned to training after suffering a nose injury