Rangers fans have been praising former caretaker manager Graeme Murty for his contribution to the Ibrox club following news of the ex-Reading star’s Gers exit.

Murty, 47, is stepping down from his role in the Ibrox club’s youth development programme and it’s offered fans the chance to reflect on the coach’s contribution over the years.

Graeme played a key role in Rangers’ re-development and twice performed admirably as caretaker boss in 2017 before the appointment of Pedro Caixinha and again when the Portuguese was sacked.

Murty’s second spell as caretaker was impressive in trying circumstances and the Royals legend steadied a disaster-bound ship before the appointment of Steven Gerrard.

Like so many in the background, Murty played his role in 55 and fans have never forgotten the contribution over the years.

Ex-chairman Dave King even named Murty as the club’s Man of the Year in the 2018 AGM as the Gers paid tribute to Murty’s impact in trying conditions.

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Taking to Twitter, Murty thanks Rangers supporters and talked up the “honour” of representing the club since 2016.

“I would like to thank the fantastic staff, players, parents and supporters that have made the last 5 years such an amazing experience,” tweeted Murty.

“It has been an honour and a privilege to represent this historic club and be a part of its journey back to where it belongs.

“I would also like to thank the Board of Directors for their faith and support when asking me to take on 1st team responsibilities, which I was very honoured and proud to accept.

“My family and I have loved our time in Glasgow and look forward to our next adventure.”

Rangers too paid tribute to Murty via a message released on the club’s official channels.

“Rangers can confirm that Head of Elite Academy Development, Graeme Murty, will be leaving the club,” reads the message.

“We thank Graeme for his outstanding service throughout his five years at the club, including when he stepped up to take on first-team responsibilities at the request of the Board.”

Fans have taken to Twitter to thanks Graeme for his contribution to the club over the years and wished him all the best in his future endeavours:

 

Meanwhile, Rangers fans are focusing on who’s going to be in charge of the first team with some speculation surrounding the backroom staff.

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