Chris Sutton has declared that he feels sorry for former Rangers manager Graeme Murty.
The Englishman’s departure from the Ibrox hot-seat was confirmed a short time ago by the Gers website.
Sutton revealed, on his personal Twitter account, that although he felt bad for Murty he had made too many mistakes and was ultimately the ‘fall guy’ for some poor results.
“I feel sorry for Graeme Murty, he made mistakes but was the fall guy, good luck to him in the future” the BT Sport pundit said.
I feel sorry for Graeme Murty… he made mistakes but was the fall guy ….good luck to him in the future
— Chris Sutton (@chris_sutton73) May 1, 2018
It seemed inevitable that Murty would lose his job after the Gers’ dreadful performance in the 5-0 loss to Celtic on Sunday, which came hot on the heels of the 4-0 Scottish Cup loss to the Hoops only a few weeks prior.
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Murty had to lose the position of manager, as the manner of the loss at Celtic Park was too much of an embarrassment for the Gers board and the support, but what Sutton seems to be hinting at is that he should never have been appointed manager in the first place. The Gers board went on a wild goose chase to appoint Derek McInnes, but after the Aberdeen boss turned them down after weeks of deliberation the Gers had no option but to turn to Murty, and it was not that much of a shock that the youth coach’s reign as first-team manager has ended in failure, with the Light Blues looking for yet another manager.
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