Sunday 9 December 2018

Graeme Murty sacked by Rangers as Steven Gerrard closes in on manager's role

Graeme Murty. Photo: PA
Graeme Murty. Photo: PA Newsdesk Newsdesk

Graeme Murty has been sacked as Rangers manager, the Scottish Premiership club has announced.

Jimmy Nicholl and Jonatan Johansson will take charge for the last three matches of the season.

It comes just two days after Murty watched his side suffer a 5-0 defeat to Celtic on Sunday.

A second successive Old Firm thrashing - Rangers were beaten 4-0 in the Scottish Cup semi-final two weeks ago - appears to have hastened Murty's departure.

The 43-year-old took over on an interim basis for the second time back in October when Pedro Caixinha was axed, before being told in December he would remain in charge until this summer.

But the club have already opened talks with former Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard about becoming his replacement and Murty has now apparently decided to step aside with three games of the season remaining.

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