Steven Gerrard set for Rangers job following Graeme Murty’s exitby Jack Kitson / 01 May 2018, 10:16Tweet
Graeme Murty has left his position at Rangers with Steven Gerrard waiting in the wings.
Murty departs the Gers following Sunday’s 5-0 hammering at fierce rivals Celtic, who subsequently lifted their seventh successive Scottish Premier League title, and second under Brendan Rodgers, who has lambasted the treatment of his opposite number:
"He's just been thrown to the garbage really and I think it's very, very discourteous.
"The guy went in there and he's done his very, very best in what looks like, from the outside, to be very, very trying and difficult circumstances."
Murty, the club’s Development Squad boss, was placed in caretaker charge of Rangers following Pedro Caixinha’s sacking back in October, a contract which was then extended until the end of the campaign after No.1 target Derek McInnes opted to stay at Aberdeen.
However, Murty will no longer oversee the final three games of the season against Kilmarnock, Aberdeen and Hibernian, after deciding that enough is enough.
He leaves Ibrox with a record of 18 wins, two draws and nine defeats from 29 matches (62.07% win rate).
It’s not yet known who will take charge for the above trio of matches as 3rd-placed Rangers bid to claim the runners-up spot behind champions Celtic.
As for Murty’s replacement, Liverpool U18s boss Gerrard remains in talks with Rangers about a possible summer appointment.
The Liverpool legend emerged as a surprise contender to take charge of the Scottish club last week, and if reports are correct he’s believed to be tempted to start his senior management career over on the blue side of Glasgow.