Murty de­serves more from fans

Evening Times - - SPORT -

I AM dis­ap­pointed that there are a lot of Rangers fans not happy with Graeme Murty stay­ing with the club and go­ing back to the Un­der-20s. I think that is re­ally un­fair.

This is a man that was work­ing away with the de­vel­op­ment squad, en­joy­ing what he was do­ing, and got asked to step in and help Rangers, not once but twice.

He had a go, he took a huge gam­ble and he did the job to the best of his abil­ity. Un­for­tu­nately for Graeme, it wasn’t quite enough.

When he won a cou­ple of games, there were fans say­ing he should get the job. When he dropped points, they said he shouldn’t. I felt sorry for him.

Yes, he was in­ex­pe­ri­enced and he made mis­takes – he maybe picked the wrong team at times and got his tac­tics and sub­sti­tu­tions wrong – but all man­agers make mis­takes.

He took it on and he did his best. At the end of the day, he will have known him­self it was too big for him though.

He had a job for as long as he wanted it with the 20s but, once you have been at the top of Rangers Foot­ball Club and been the man­ager, it is very hard to go back the way.

He was en­joy­ing what he was do­ing be­fore he got the job and now he has de­cided he wants to go back to the youth de­part­ment.

I am pleased that he is back and I wish him well next sea­son. Hope­fully he can still play a huge part for Rangers and get as many young play­ers as pos­si­ble through the ranks.

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