Former Rangers interim boss Graeme Murty is now being eyed up to become the new Reading boss at the end of the season.

Murty’s name will be synonymous with the aftermath of the rather chaotic Pedro Caixinha era.

Fans will remember the likes of Dalcio and Carlos Pena from that truly bizarre time in the club’s history.

Former Scotland international Murty was another key man in that era and certainly has a better reputation at Ibrox than Dalcio and Pena!

Murty had actually been in caretaker charge before Caixinha’s arrival, but returned in that role after his fairly swift exit.

Murty was handed the job until the end of the 2017-18 season but didn’t quite make it that far after two heavy defeats to Celtic.

The 48-year-old returned to his developmental role at Ibrox until leaving in November 2021, and now serves as Sunderland’s Under-21 boss.

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Graeme Murty lined up for first managerial role since Rangers

Murty has carved out a strong reputation for developing young players but he could now return to senior management.

The Sun’s Alan Nixon reports that Reading are keeping a close eye on Murty.

Nixon claims that Reading may move to make Murty their new manager if Paul Ince leaves or is sacked this summer.

Ince has largely done well this season in testing circumstances but Reading are looking at Murty as a contingency plan.

Murty is a Reading legend having racked up more than 300 appearances for the Royals in his playing days.

A return to Reading may well appeal to Murty if he is to make his first foray back into management since his Rangers stint.

Murty is still well-liked at Rangers and fans would surely like to see him fare well if he does end up in management again soon.

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