The Rangers Afternoon Bulletin

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The new manager is watching

Caretaker boss Graeme Murty has given out a warning to the Rangers squad ahead of the game against Inverness tomorrow that the “new manager is watching.” He indicated that the players must take every opportunity they can because who ever will be taking over from him will be looking to get an idea of the squad they will inherit. The former Under-20s coach said, “whoever is going to come in is out there forming an opinion right now on what he wants the club to look like in the near and the more distant future.”

The 42-year-old has not had an indication yet from the board as to how long he will be in the position but is unlikely to take up the role full time. “The board have been asking me if I needed any support and they have been really supportive. Their only dialogue with me is to ask if I needed anything to make my job easier and I am really grateful for it. In terms of telling me how long it’s going to be? No.” Still having second place and cup competitions to fight for, the board need to assess how long the current situation can last before bringing in their ideal candidate.

Rangers to “buck up their ideas”

Ahead of Friday’s game away at Inverness Caledonian Thistle midfielder Emerson Hyndman has stated that the squad will “buck up their ideas.” Rangers will need to be careful when making the trip to the leagues bottom side as they picked up a point away the last time out. “I’m sure they will be very organised, that seems to be the culture of teams playing against Rangers.”

Kranjcar returns to training

32 year-old former Croatia player Niko Kranjcar has returned to training this week. The midfielder experienced a severe knee injury earlier in the season after showing signs of relighting his career with Rangers. It will be a positive boost for the squad as he nears a return to action. Kranjcar played 15 times before his injury, scoring three times.

Frank de Boer would love to manage in Britain

When asked by a fan during an interview, former player Frank de Boer stated that he “would love to manage here.” He was however talking about Britain as a whole adding “but the project has to be right. I told Liverpool I was honoured but I was only one year in at Ajax, it was too soon.” The former Inter boss is currently out of work and thought to be in the hat for the vacant manager position at Ibrox.

Opponents target unsettled Rangers

Inverness Caledonian Thistle manager Richie Foran hopes the uncertain situation surrounding Rangers at the moment can help his team during their league game tomorrow. He is hoping that this can motivate his players stating “they should be feeling a bit fragile and hopefully we can take advantage of that.” They will be looking to move off the bottom of the table in the Friday night match in Inverness.