Murty: This is what Rangers board will do if outstanding candidate comes along
Interim Rangers boss Graeme Murty has insisted “other people” will decide his long-term future after he was handed the reins at Ibrox until the end of 2017 but has suggested the board will scrap that plan if an outstanding candidate comes along in the meantime.
After Derek McInnes turned down the Gers’ approach to make him their next manager, Murty will continue in the hotseat after leading the Gers in their last six games.
Since taking over from Caixinha, Murty has won four of his six games in charge and has led the Ibrox giants to second place in the Scottish Premiership with back-to-back wins over Aberdeen.
The 43-year-old is arguably the obvious choice to succeed Caixinha after McInnes’ decision to remain at Pittodrie but insists that he doesn’t see the next month’s fixtures as an interview for the vacant post.
“I’ll just crack on and do my job,” Murty said, as quoted by BBC Sport.
“It’s for other people to decide the level I’m capable of operating at.
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“Do I see this next month as a job interview? No, I see it as six games to put the club in a good situation.
“If an outstanding candidate makes itself available tomorrow and the board decides to go in a different direction, I’ll be beholden to them and go and do exactly as they see fit.”
Murty will be in the dugout for clashes with Ross County, Hibs, Motherwell, Kilmarnock, St. Johnstone and Celtic before the winter break gives the Ibrox board a three week window to find a new boss.
The Gers are due in Florida in January to take part in a tournament with sides from across Europe and South America before returning to domestic action against Fraserburgh in the Scottish Cup.
In other Rangers news, Joe Dodoo is set to return to the club in January