Rangers manager Graeme Murty’s Ibrox future doesn’t look like it will stretch far beyond the final league game of the season after Sunday’s Scottish Cup thrashing by Celtic – but the Gers senior man must be backed by the board in the reported bust-up between the manager and senior stars Kenny Miller and Lee Wallace.
According to the Scottish Sun, both Miller’s and Wallace’s Rangers careers are over after angry scenes in the dressing-room at Hampden following the 4-0 defeat by Brendan Rodgers’ side – with Miller’s soon-to-expire contract being paid up in full and Wallace looking at being suspended whilst the club undertake a formal investigation.
It is the second time this season both players have been subject to internal disciplinary this season after bust-ups with the manager and it must be the final straw.
Miller and Wallace were ordered to stay away from Ibrox earlier this season by then-manager Pedro Caixinha before being welcomed back into the squad by Murty after the Portuguese was sacked in October – and it appears they’ve pulled the same trick to undermine Murty as they did with Caixinha seven months earlier.
Veteran hitman Miller has been on the periphery of the first-team this season while Miller hasn’t kicked a ball since September as he struggles to overcome a groin injury.
Murty might not have much chance of still being boss come June 1st but the Ibrox board need to act now and chase Wallace and Miller from Ibrox rather than allow them to hang around and try take down a third consecutive Gers boss.