Former Rangers Academy boss and interim head coach Graeme Murty could be set for a return to football with Newcastle United, according to reports.
Murty, who left Rangers last year, is set to join the Magpies’ Academy staff under Eddie Howe as he looks to kick on with his career after leaving Ibrox.
Murty spent five years at Ibrox, starting off as head coach of the under-20s before becoming head of elite Academy coaching – with a couple of stints as interim first-team boss as well.
The coach stepped into the hotseat after the departures of Mark Warburton and Pedro Caixinha, taking short-term charge of the first-team with mixed results.
The former Scotland international has previously worked in Academy coaching roles wih Southampton and Norwich City and now looks set to return to England.
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Murty has a good reputation as Academy coach and no surprise to see him close to return
Murty’s arrival at Rangers to take charge of the under-20s was seen as something of a coup with the former Reading star enjoying a great reputation as an Academy coach.
While his time at Ibrox splits opinion, there’s no doubt he knows how to develop young players, having played key roles as the likes of Billy Gilmour and Nathan Patterson came through the ranks at Rangers.
Hopeully, Murty can do well at Newcastle and re-establish himself in England after five years north of the border with Rangers.