Interim Rangers manager Graeme Murty has revealed he would find it “extremely difficult” to turn down the job full-time – but is under the impression that the possibility is “not on the table.”
Murty has been in charge of the Ibrox side since Pedro Caixinha was sacked in October and has led the Gers to four wins from six games.
The Light Blues approached – and were then rejected by – Derek McInnes to replace Caixinha but have since confirmed that Murty will remain in charge until the end of 2017 at the earliest.
Murty, 43, is now the solid 1/33 odds on favourites with Paddy Power to get the Gers job after McInnes hasruled himself out, but the new leading candidate doesn’t think it’s an option the Rangers board are looking at.
“It would be extremely difficult to turn down but that’s not on the table as far I understand it,” Murty said, as quoted by the Daily Record.
“I never thought I would be here for this game but then I never thought I would get the game against Hearts at Murrayfield.”
Murty was also given short-term control of the side earlier this year after Mark Warburton’s resignation – managing the Gers for six games before Pedro Caixinha took over.
The Under-20’s head coach is a popular figure among fans with many calling for him to be given the role on a full-time basis.
Murty joined Rangers in August 2016 from Norwich City, where he had been coaching the Canaries’ Under-18 side.
In other Rangers news, Joe Dodoo is set to return to the club in January