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'Absolute farce' - Rangers fans fume at potentially shock move for Murty after sack

Rangers have confirmed that Graeme Murty has been “relieved” of his duties as first-team manager in a statement released on Tuesday morning – but fans are incredulous that it appears he could make a shock return to his previous role as under-20s head coach.

The Gers statement, released on their official website, confirms that Jimmy Nicholl and Jonatan Johansson will take charge of the side for the remaining three games of the season while Murty weighs up his options – including a surprise step back into the club’s Academy.

Fans on Twitter think a clean break would be best for both sides – with one saying it was “time for him to move on.”

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The 43-year-old joined the Light Blues Academy from Norwich City in August 2016 before stepping up for the first of two stints in charge of the senior side in February 2016.

After returning to the Academy the following month when Pedro Caixinha was appointed, Murty again stepped up in October last year when Caixinha was sacked.

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Sunday’s 5-0 thrashing by bitter rivals appears to have been the final straw for the Gers board who have now made the decision to change things up for the final weeks of the season as the Gers try to secure second in the Scottish Premiership.

In other Rangers news, Dave King must improve his offer to Gerrard after an English club joined the hunt to appoint the Liverpool icon.

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