Graeme Murty Fired as Rangers Manager amid Steven Gerrard Speculation

02 May, 2018, 02:08 | Author: Malcolm Quinn
  • Steven Gerrard

Rangers parted ways with Graeme Murty earlier today following Sunday's embarrassing 5-0 defeat to Old Firm rivals Celtic.

Assistant coaches Jimmy Nicholl and Jonatan Johansson will take over dugout responsibilities for Saturday's home game with Kilmarnock, while Rangers chiefs look to lift the gloom now sitting over Ibrox.

Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard says that he has spoken to Ibrox club Glasgow Rangers about becoming the Gers' manager.

Asked about the possibility of taking the job, Gerrard told BT Sport: "There's truth in the rumours".

"I've held initial talks with Rangers and the plan is to pick them up in a couple of days time".

Gerrard, 37, hung up his boots in 2016 after a 12-month stint with LA Galaxy and now manages the Liverpool under-18s.

Murty was informed of Rangers' decision in a meeting with managing director Stewart Robertson at Ibrox.


"Graeme has had to contend with hard and challenging circumstances but conducted himself in a thoroughly professional manner".

Rangers (65 points) are third in the Premiership table three points behind Aberdeen, with only goal difference separating them from fourth-placed Hibernian.

His sacking also comes in the wake of heavy speculation that Gerrard is heavily backed to take the helm at Rangers in the summer.

"Jimmy Nicholl and Jonatan Johansson will take charge of the team for the three remaining matches of the season".

Speaking to talkSPORT, Lampard said: "In terms of the size of the club and knowing Steven pretty well, I think it's a great opportunity for him".

Gerrard is reportedly closing in on his first managerial job at SPL giants Rangers.

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