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25th Feb, 2018 | 4:00pm

Rangers must move to tie down senior man to long-term contract

Rangers looked surprisingly short of options to replace Pedro Caixinha as manager when the decision was made to sack the Portuguese manager in October leaving Under-20’s head coach Graeme Murty to take the reins.
Four months on from Murty taking charge for a second time, the Gers hierarchy need to move and tie the former Scotland international down on a long-term contract.
Since taking over from Caixinha, senior man Murty has taken the Gers from fourth in the Scottish Premiership table to second with only six points separating the Light Blues and leaders Celtic.
The Gers have found themselves involved in a title fight that few expected a few months ago as Murty has got his side playing well and, after a few early hiccups, winning consistently.
After being given control of his first transfer window last month Murty and director of football have undoubtedly improved the squad at Ibrox in both the short and long-term.
With the Gers still in the quarter-finals of the Scottish Cup, Murty could end the club’s seven-year wait for a major trophy by lifting either the league trophy or Scottish Cup come May.
The Gers could still also end the season empty-handed but after the progress made under Murty since October, the Gers should give him a chance to see it out long-term and bring success back to Ibrox.
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