Former Norwich City coach Graeme Murty takes charge at Rangers...again

PUBLISHED: 16:34 26 October 2017 | UPDATED: 16:34 26 October 2017

Ex-Norwich City coach Graeme Murty has taken over at Rangers on an interim basis. Picture: Jasonpix

Ex-Norwich City coach Graeme Murty has taken over at Rangers on an interim basis. Picture: Jasonpix

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Former Norwich City academy coach Graeme Murty has been named interim boss at Rangers following the sacking of Pedro Caixinha.

Rangers’ Under-20s boss Murty, who spent two years with Norwich in their academy set-up prior to leaving for Scotland, will resume caretaker duties for the second time this year and take charge of the Gers’ trip to Hearts on Saturday.

It follows Rangers’ decision to end Caixinha’s troubled seven-month reign at Ibrox after Wednesday’s 1-1 draw with Kilmarnock.

The club released a statement confirming the 46-year-old’s departure just after 3pm.

It said: “Rangers Football Club announce today that Pedro Caixinha has left the Club.

“The decision to part company with Pedro was taken after careful consideration and the search for a new manager will begin immediately.

“Pedro was appointed in March this year but results have been disappointing and not commensurate with the level of investment that was made available.

“Graeme Murty, head development squad coach, will take charge of the first-team in the interim, just as he did earlier this year.

“The priority is to appoint a new manager as quickly as possible, but the board will take as much time as is necessary to secure the right person capable of representing Rangers and providing the brand of football supporters rightly expect.

“We, the board, appreciate this is a difficult time for all Rangers supporters and we thank you for your patience and know Graeme and the players will receive your full backing in the days ahead.

“We thank Pedro and his backroom staff for their efforts and commitment and wish them well for the future.”

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