Interim Rangers boss Graeme Murty has confirmed that there has been “movement” in the club’s search for a new manager – but fans on Twitter are far from convinced.
Murty told a press conference on Tuesday afternoon that he had spoken with director of football Mark Allen and managing director Stewart Robertson about the hunt for Pedro Caixinha’s replacement.
“I have discussed with Mark Allen and Stewart Robertson that the process is ongoing,” senior man Murty said, as quoted by the club’s official Twitter account on Tuesday.
“There has been movement but we are not quite there yet.”
It’s been almost six weeks since the Gers sacked Caixinha and with little sign of movement so far fans are sceptical of the claim – with one calling it “pathetic.”
Here are some of their comments on Twitter:
5 weeks and still not quite there think someone is telling lies to you.
— Ryan (@RFCRyan1872) November 28, 2017
— ???????? Jimmib RFC ???????? (@jimmib11) November 28, 2017
— Mr M (@MBS1872) November 28, 2017
— ⭐️Smiley Smile⭐️ (@rightupya) November 28, 2017
Take all the negatives you want, but let's go glass half full shall we? To me that seems like there has been a preferred candidate, this candidate is waiting in the wings ready to go and we need this ratified by both boards IF they agree it is the right choice
— Granny (@MrPatrick999) November 28, 2017
— Mr Me ???????? (@rzhdad) November 28, 2017
Stewart Robertson shouldn't be anywhere near appointing a new manager after the last one that he picked!!
— stephen davis (@stephdavis32) November 28, 2017
Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes is the bookies’ favourite to take the reins at Ibrox although the Dons boss faces a double-header against the Ibrox giants this week.
Alex McLeish is also one of the frontrunners with the bookmakers as Rangers look to salvage their season after a catastrophic early campaign has left them fourth in the Scottish Premiership, however he confirmed he was yet to hold talks on Monday.
The Gers have lost their last two games – against Dundee and Hamilton – and fans are quickly losing patience as the board appear to drag their feet over a new appointment.
Murty is expected to be in the dugout for both games against Aberdeen ahead of the arrival of Caixinha’s eventual successor.
In other Rangers news, a new favourite has emerged for the managers job at Ibrox.