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Aberdeen legend Willie Miller believes Rangers’ decision to appoint Graeme Murty as manager until the end of the season suggests they Ibrox giants ”don’t really know where they are going.”

The Gers confirmed the 43-year-old would stay in the hotseat until the summer on Friday after stepping in as interim boss after Pedro Caixinha’s sacking in October.

The Gers won six of their nine games under Murty before his full-time appointment before falling to  2-1 defeat at Kilmarnock on Saturday.

Miller also thinks that the going on in the boardroom at Ibrox are overshadowing the events on the field.

“Rangers’ appointment of Graeme Murty until the end of the season tells you they don’t really know where they are going as a club,” Miller said, as quoted by the Evening Express.

“Rangers were beaten on Saturday by Kilmarnock, but in many ways what is happening on the pitch is being overshadowed by events in the boardroom.

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“They’ve had nine weeks and still have nobody appointed on a permanent basis.

“Giving Murty the job until the end of the campaign is a hopeful appointment by the Ibrox board.

“What they should have been doing is trying to get a manager with the attributes to take them forward and they haven’t done that.”

Murty joined the Gers in August 2016 as Under-20’s head coach before stepping in as caretaker boss when Mark Warburton resigned in February.

After returning to his normal role, the former Scotland international again stepped in as first-team boss in October and now has the chance the earn the job on a long-term basis if he impresses.

The Gers face Motherwell on Wednesday night in the Scottish Premiership in their penultimate game of 2017 before heading across Glasgow on Saturday to take on Old Firm rivals Celtic.

Murty’s side trail the league leaders by 14 points and will be hoping to close that slightly before heading to Celtic Park this weekend.

In other Rangers news, three Gers players could play their final games for the club against Celtic this week.

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