Rangers managing director Stewart Robertson has revealed that Graeme Murty could earn the manager’s job at Ibrox on a long-term basis if he impresses between now and the end of the season.
Murty took temporary charge after Pedro Caixinha’s sacking in October and was expected to step aside in January but has now been given the reins until June.
The former Scotland international has won six of his nine games in charge since replacing Caixinha and recorded Rangers’ best run of results in over a year with a four-game winning streak.
Robertson admits that if senior man Murty does well over the next six months then he will be in a “good position” to land the role permanently.
“Graeme is clearly the man in possession at the moment and if the performances are positive and good then he’s obviously going to be in a good position going forward in terms of how we assess things,” Robertson said, as quoted by the club’s official website.
“So if things all work out then it could feasibly go well beyond the end of the season.”
Murty joined Rangers in August 2016 as Under-20’s head coach and is in his second temporary stint in charge of the first team this year after the 43-year-old also stepped in when Mark Warburton resigned in February.
The Gers travel to Rugby Park on Saturday afternoon to take on Steve Clarke’s Kilmarnock and will be desperate to pick up three points before Celtic and Aberdeen clash later in the afternoon.
The Ibrox side currently trail Aberdeen by three points in the Scottish Premiership with leaders Celtic five points further ahead.