Graeme Murty keen on Rangers job but Derek McInnes favourite

Caretaker: Could step in full-time. Picture: Craig Williamson/SNS
Caretaker: Could step in full-time. Picture: Craig Williamson/SNS
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Graeme Murty has said that he will not walk away from the opportunity to manage Rangers if he is offered the job on a long-term basis.

The club’s development squad coach is in his second stint as caretaker boss, following the sacking of Pedro Caixinha on Thursday, and, after he guided the side to a desperately-needed 3-1 win over Hearts at Murrayfield yesterday, the fans chanted his name.

Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes remains the over- whelming favourite to succeed Caixinha and Rangers are expected to ask for permission to speak to their former player. But Murty made it clear that he would be willing to step into the void if that move falls through. “I would find it difficult to turn it down, but I didn’t come north of the Border to become Rangers manager. I came to further my career and concentrate on being excellent and improving every day and where I end up will be a consequence of my personal standards on a day-to-day basis.

“It would be incredibly arrogant for a person of my experience and age to shout my name from the rooftops. All I can do is give my best on a daily basis and work with the players we have.

“If that’s deemed to be good enough, then fine. If not, then the club will go in a different direction and I will be fully supportive of the guy who will be a very fortunate individual to take this club forward.”