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Rangers Confirm Graeme Murty Departure.. But He Could Return as U20 Boss

Rangers Confirm Graeme Murty Departure.. But He Could Return as U20 Boss

Rangers have confirmed Graeme Murty has been relieved of his duties as manager – but have left open the door to him returning to the club.

The Ibrox club have been quiet since losing 5-0 to rivals Celtic on Sunday, refusing to speak to the media after the game and producing very little output across social media.

That result handed Celtic the Scottish Premier League title, their seventh in a row.

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And something had to give, with Murty now being relieved of his duties – confirmed in a statement this morning by the club.

It’s fair to say supporters aren’t too happy with the Englishman, but the statement is complimentary of him and it also leaves the door open to him returning to his role as Under 20 manager.

The statement, via rangers.co.uk, read: “Rangers are grateful to Graeme, who did not hesitate when asked last October to become interim manager after the departure of Pedro Caixinha and then, at the turn of the year, when he was offered the role as manager until the end of the season.

“Graeme has had to contend with difficult and challenging circumstances but conducted himself in a thoroughly professional manner. He will take some time to consider his options, which include returning to his role at the Rangers Academy.”

Rangers have confirmed Jonatan Johansson and Jimmy Nicholl will take over for the remaining three games of the season.

But they have also told how they hope to name a permanent replacement for Murty in the near future, with Steven Gerrard being linked heavily to the role.

 

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