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13th Mar, 2017 | 12:48pm

Neil McCann: This man is perfect candidate for Caixinha assistant at Rangers

By Will Butcher

Neil McCann believes Graeme Murty should become Pedro Caixinha’s assistant manager at Rangers following his short spell as caretaker boss.

Murty, 42, oversaw the Gers surprise 1-1 draw on Parkhead against Old Firm rivals Celtic in his last match as caretaker boss of the 54-time Scottish champions on Sunday.

Former Rangers midfielder McCann believes Murty’s short spell in charge has proven that he is deserving of a promotion from head of development to assistant manager.

“I don’t think I’ll be getting asked for an interview as his assistant manager, but there are names that will spring to mind,” McCann told Sky Sports News’ Premier League Daily Show on Monday.

“Graeme Murty will have put himself in pole position to be Caixinha’s assistant.”

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“Caixinha has got a massive game against Celtic in the semi-final. Lets see what he gets in the summer in terms of finances because he has lots to work on.”

Portuguese boss Caixinha told Rangers TV, as quoted by the Daily Herald that he would be looking for a “local assistant” to help him understand the Scottish Premiership.

Murty took charge of six games as interim boss with the Gers, winning three times against Morton, St. Johnstone and Hamilton as well as securing a point against Brendan Rodgers’ side.

However, the former Reading defender has now reverted to his original position as head of development at Ibrox, but could be set for a new role in the near future.

The Gers next face Hamilton on Saturday just a fortnight after demolishing the Accies 6-0 in the Scottish Cup quarter final.

In other Rangers news, Dermot Gallagher has given his verdict on Celtic’s penalty shout late on against the Gers.

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