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6th Nov, 2017 | 12:56pm

Graeme Murty makes emphatic claim about Rangers future

By James Black

Graeme Murty has emphatically claimed he will remain at Rangers even if he isn’t appointed as the club’s next permanent manager.

The Under-20’s manager has been put in interim charge of the Light Blues following Pedro Caixinha’s sacking and in amongst the favourites to be given the job.

Murty joined the Gers in August 2016 to take charge of the club’s Under-20’s but has now found himself thrust into the first-team spotlight twice – Murty also took the reigns after Mark Warburton resigned in February.

The 42-year-old senior man has taken charge of the Ibrox giants’ last two games and has again impressed fans during his time in charge and says he is in the best place to continue his development as a coach.

“I’m in possibly the best learning environment that I’ve been in, personally and professionally,” Murty said, as quoted by the Sunday Post website.

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“If the Board ask someone else to come in, and I was to go back to the Under-20s, I have a fantastic project there that I can get my teeth into.”

The club’s Under-20’s are currently taking part in an ambitious “Academy Games” programme which sees the club’s development side dropping out of the SPFL Development League to play a year-long programme of home and away fixtures with elite youth sides from across the UK and Europe.

A number of players have made the step-up into the first-team since Murty took over the Under-20’s like Jamie Barjonas, Ross McCrorie and Myles Beerman.

In other Rangers news, an Ibrox legend was delighted to see Kenny Miller back in the starting XI.

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