Rangers tied down defender James Tavernier to a new long-term contract on Wednesday with the 27-year-old now set to remain at Ibrox until 2021.
The Ibrox giants are also in talks with a number of first-team stars, according to reports in the Scottish Sun and The Times, over their long-term futures but do the new deals hint at an extended future for Graeme Murty?
Murty’s current role ends in the summer and while it’s arguably Murty’s job to lose now, until there’s a signed contract beyond the summer, anything can still happen.
As the Gers have learned to their expense, letting a manager build his own team before being sacked months later never works out well and with Murty having been allowed to bring in six new faces and extend contracts of a number of Ibrox stars, they could find themselves having to rip it all up again in the summer.
While senior man Murty’s long-term future will likely depend on what happens between now and the final game of the season, judging by how he’s been backed by director of football Mark Allen and the club’s board, it looks like it might take a disaster for him not to loan the job beyond the summer.
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