Rangers manager Graeme Murty showed a “touch of class”after Rangers’ 6-1 win over Ayr United, according to a prominent Scottish journalist, by giving up time to speak to Ayr United’s in-house media team – and then speaking “almost exclusively” about the League One high-flyers.
The Gers manager – who was fulfilling his media obligations outside in the freezing conditions – was more than happy to speak to Ayr’s media team for their club TV channel when they asked him for a few words.
Murty has developed a reputation for being very giving with his time and has no problems talking about clubs outside his own in positive fashion.
Neil Cameron of the Herald revealed the anecdote on Twitter with Ayr’s media team quickly responding with their own words of praise for the Gers boss, admitting that speaking so openly about the Honest Men was an unexpected bonus.
“Having thawed out from Somerset, a wee story. Murty does all his press stuff in the stand, which is outside and cold. Ayr United telly, who knew, ask him for an interview. He says yes and speaks almost exclusively about Ayr. Touch of class,” Neil Cameron wrote on his personal Twitter account.
Having thawed out from Somerset, a wee story. Murty does all his press stuff in the stand, which is outside and cold. Ayr United telly, who knew, ask him for an interview. He says yes and speaks almost exclusively about Ayr. Touch of class.
— Neil Cameron (@NeilCameron5) February 11, 2018
The win for Murty’s side saw them book a place in the quarter-finals of the Scottish Cup after doubles from Josh Windass and Alfredo Morelos added to strikes from Jamie Murphy and Jason Cummings set up a clash with Falkirk at Ibrox.
Murty’s side are looking to lift the club’s first major trophy since Walter Smith’s side won the Scottish Premiership in 2011 before the club’s financial meltdown the following year saw them demoted to the lowest tier of the Scottish leagues.
The last time the Light Blues won the Scottish Cup was 2009 when Nacho Novo scored the only goal of the game to secure a 1-0 Hampden win over Falkirk.
In other Rangers news, Murty has delivered his verdict on Sunday’s win against Ayr.