'Toxic place' - Chris Sutton will be shocked if senior man is at Rangers next season
Celtic legend Chris Sutton thinks there is “no way back” for Rangers manager Graeme Murty and claimed that if it were him he “wouldn’t want to go anywhere near” Ibrox again.
The Gers have been engulfed in crisis over the last few days following the 4-0 Scottish Cup thrashing and subsequent suspension of Kenny Miller and Lee Wallace.
Sutton believes the last week has shown Ibrox is a “toxic place” and insists that the Gers boss hasn’t been backed by the club’s board.
“Why would he hang around?” Sutton said, as quoted by the Evening Times.
“This is a guy who went to Rangers as head development coach to try and further his coaching career, to build and gain experience.
“He is then launched in at the deep end. What has happened in the last week, you can see it is a toxic place.
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“He’s not been backed from the hierarchy, then for the players to turn with the whole suspension thing this week tells its own story. He has been undermined.
“There is no way back. Why on earth would he want to stay there and see players around who have let him down? If that was me, I wouldn’t want to go anywhere near the place.”
Murty’s Ibrox contract comes to an end in the summer and it looks certain that the senior man will move on in the summer.
The Gers are 13 points behind their bitter rivals Celtic in the Scottish Premiership table and face a fight with Aberdeen and Hibs to secure second in the table.
Football Insider verdict
This is probably why Sutton lasted about ten minutes as a manager. The idea Murty hasn’t been backed is crazy. Here’s a guy give the chance to earn the position of manager long-term at Ibrox after coming to the club as Under-20s boss. A manager who after being parachuted in was allowed to massively overhaul the squad despite the fact he only has a contract until the summer and a manager who has been backed by the baord as they suspended two senior players on the say so of the manager. The idea that he shouldn’t go back to Ibrox because he might see players who let him down is utterly laughable – and gives a fair idea of Sutton’s character.