'Shameful', 'Under the bus' - Rangers fans fume over stunning turn of events at Ibrox
Graeme Murty has left his position as Rangers manager and Gers fans are fuming at the way the board has treated him after a shambolic few weeks at Ibrox.
As confirmed by the club’s official website, Murty has left with three games remaining, with Jimmy Nicholl and Jonatan Johansson for this weekend’s Scottish Premiership clash with Kilmarnock as well as the remaining fixtures this season.
The 43-year-old took the reins in October following Pedro Caixinha’s sacking but back-to-back Old Firm thrashings meant the writing was on the wall for his spell at Ibrox.
Gers fans felt Murty has been poorly treated by the Light Blues although believed change was needed in the dugout – with one fan saying he was “thrown to the wolves” by the Ibrox board.
Here are some of their comments on Twitter:
We wish him well back doing what he does best, coaching and improving our youth set up but a manager of the worlds most successful club you are not!
— Blue Sea Broxstars ???? ???????? (@EssonGW) May 1, 2018
So murty gone now, he wasn’t the man but he was thrown under the bus by the rangers board, guy only stepped in to help the board and the club, obv not the guy to lead us but has been treated badly, all the best Graeme Murty
— ????????WE ARE RANGERS, SUPER RANGERS ???????? (@NoSurrenderFR2) May 1, 2018
— maggie graham (@GrahamMagsrfc) May 1, 2018
I feel for Murty. A thoroughly decent guy put into a position not of his making and, unfortunately, found himself out of his depth. To be thrown to the wolves by the board is shameful behaviour.
— Garry McConnachie (@TheGMcConnachie) May 1, 2018
I honestly thought Murty could do a good job at the start & backed him, unfortunately he just wasn’t good enough for us. The board now need to appoint the right manager this time, none of this going around in circles & backing out of things. We need 100% backing and trust.
— EMMA???? (@emma_hargey) May 1, 2018
Said it before and still stick by it. Murty wasn't to blame the board are.
He is a U20s gaffer asked to do a job outside his ability.
Can anyone on here say they could do their job with 10-15 years less experience than they have now and produce the results?
— ???????? Scottie C ???????? (@CurrieScott) May 1, 2018
I won't get personal with Murty,he got hung out by this board. Again Robertson's position not questioned? He should've been chased down PRW after Pedro disaster
— Jim Armstrong (@atboyfaeseaton) May 1, 2018
Steven Gerrard looks set to take charge of the Light Blues if a deal can be agreed, with ESPN reporting a four-year contract is on the table for the Liverpool icon.
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The Gers are third in the Scottish Premiership with three games remaining and need to find a way to overhaul Aberdeen’s three point gap in the table.
The Light Blues face the Dons next week before rounding out the campaign with a visit to Easter Road to play Hibernian.