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Neil Lennon Describes Rangers’ Treatment of Greame Murty as ‘Scandalous’

Neil Lennon Describes Rangers’ Treatment of Greame Murty as ‘Scandalous’

Hibs boss Neil Lennon has come out in support of Graeme Murty, following the news Murty had been sacked as Rangers‘ interim manager.

Following Celtic’s 5-0 annihilation of their bitter Glasgow rivals last weekend, Murty was shown the door on Monday afternoon, paving the way for Steven Gerrard to possibly arrive as his long-term replacement.

But Lennon has been outraged by the way the Gers board has handled the situation, and reckons that Murty definitely deserved a more dignified exit come the end of the season.

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Speaking via the Sun, Lennon said: “It’s scandalous the way he’s been treated.

“That’s just my opinion but he’s been hung out on his own.

“I’ve been in that sort of position myself at Bolton when there is no leadership or structure.

“There is a structure at Rangers but there seems to be a lack of real genuine support.

“When it really got tough a lot of people turned their back on him, which I found unpalatable.

“I’ve spoke to him this week to offer my support.

“At the end of the day Graeme is a human being. People forget that.

“It was a very difficult position he was put in and even an experienced guy would find that situation very difficult.

“So I just rang him for a few words of encouragement and to wish him well in whatever he decides to do.”

Lennon’s Hibs side take on Rangers one more time this season, on the final day of the campaign at Easter Road, and it’ll be Jimmy Nicholl in the away dugout, rather than Murty.

But what do you make of Lennon’s comments? Is he right to question how Murty’s dismissal has been handled by the Rangers hierarchy?

Let us know in the comments section below…

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