Senior Rangers man is making bold decisions despite lack of clarity on future
Rangers manager Graeme Murty could find himself back managing the Gers Under-20’s in six months time but the senior Ibrox man is making some bold decisions in charge of the first-team despite not knowing what the future holds for him.
Murty could jettison as many as seven first-team players this month as he rebuilds the Gers alongside director of football Mark Allen.
The former Scotland international has also not been afraid to shake things up tactically as he switches between a midfield diamond and more conventional 4-4-2 formation.
The possibility of getting rid of veteran Portugal international Bruno Alves along with the likes of Mexican duo Carlos Pena and Eduardo Herrera is a brave decision for a manager who has a threadbare squad as it is and little guarantee of bringing in replacements to supplement his side.
The imminent arrival of Jamie Murphy from Brighton will give Murty some breathing room with his squad as well as the returns of on-loan Andy Halliday and Michael O’Halloran but it’s unlikely the returning loanees will improve the quality of the side.
Murty will be acutely aware that he could do huge damage to his career as a manager before it’s even really begun with a disastrous six months but it doesn’t appear to have dissuaded him from making big decisions.
In other Rangers news, a defender has agreed terms for a temporary ibrox exit.