Former Rangers caretaker Graeme Murty is being linked with the manager’s position at English League One Oxford United, according to reports.

The Northern Echo are reporting that the current Sunderland U21 manager is in the running for the job at the Kassam Stadium with the former Scotland international said be open to the role.

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This is after the club sacked sacked long-serving boss Karl Robinson following seven defeats in eight games, with the club tumbling to 17th in the table.

The report claim that the Black Cats would be unlikely to stand in the way of Graeme Murty if the ex-Rangers caretaker wanted to take up the role at Oxford United.

If Graeme Murty is to get the job, it will be his first full-time gig in management and his first role in charge of a first-team since his last caretaker stint with Rangers in 2018.

Ex-Rangers caretaker Graeme Murty linked with Oxford United

Murty was named the Ibrox club’s Man of the Year by ex-chairman Dave King after coming into the role in 2017 after the sacking of Pedro Caixinha, the coach employed in the club’s Academy previously.

Guiding us through to the summer and the appointment of Steven Gerrard, this was Murty’s second caretaker spell in charge of Rangers, the coach also stepping in after the departure of Mark Warburton.

Graeme Murty would then have a spell in charge of the Ibrox club’s Academy before leaving Rangers in late 2021 and taking up the job with Sunderland in late October last year.

In total, the former Reading right-back spent five years at Rangers and Graeme Murty remains highly-thought of amongst Ibrox fans for stepping up to the mantle when few else would.

Needless to say, it means several at Rangers would follow the progress of the coach at Oxford United and watch this space for any updates on the job.

Meanwhile, Ross Wilson is gearing up for the biggest summer of his Ibrox tenure to date.

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