Rangers fans have been reacting on Twitter after Reading sacked manager Jaap Stam on Wednesday, with many making it clear that they want Graeme Murty to return to the Madejski.
The English Championship club announced on their official Twitter account on Wednesday that Stam had left his role at the club, opening up the possibility for Murty to exit Ibrox before the end of the season.
— Reading FC (@ReadingFC) March 21, 2018
SkyBet have priced the Gers senior man as the 12/1 fourth-favourite to succeed the Dutchman, perhaps mainly due to his 11-year-long playing spell with the Royals between 1998 and 2009 when he made over 300 appearances.
Murty is only in charge of Rangers until the end of the season and after two defeats on the bounce to Celtic and Kilmarnock, fans have started to suggest that the former Under-20s boss is not good enough to get the job on a long-term basis.
After Wednesday’s major development at Reading, fans have taken to Twitter to suggest that they want Murty to quit Ibrox and return to the Madesjki.
One fan claimed that he can “only hope” that the 43-year-old leaves Govan.
Here is a selection of their tweets:
Looking forward to seeing Murty continuing his ownership of Derek McInnes next season – when Reading play West Brom.
— Ted (@NewcoTed) March 21, 2018
We can only hope.
— Jamie (@jamiecurrie89) March 21, 2018
Take Murty ma man. Had the chance to be Rangers manager but managed to blow that up in the space of 7 days
— Alister Quinney (@AlisterQuinney) March 21, 2018
Please let this be true
— Jack ????????⚡ (@WatpJack) March 21, 2018
Hopefully Reading come in and take Murty.
— Graeme Craig (@Graemec1986) March 21, 2018
Murty for Reading ????????
— Shmandog ???????? (@Pandy297) March 21, 2018
Wouldn’t be surprised if Reading look at Graeme Murty but would be big risk by us as I don’t think Steve Clarke would leave Killie for us and it’ll be McInnes all over again
— Harry J (@irn_bruu) March 21, 2018
Murty has done a good job in charge of Rangers and managed to steady a ship that looked close to imploding under Pedro Caixinha’s reign.
There was even talk of a title race two weeks ago before losing to Celtic, which certainly means that there has been massive progress under his charge.