Graham Murty has made his first mistake as Sevco caretaker by stating that he won’t be applying for the managerial vacancy.
The former Reading utility man is starting his fourth week in charge with no sign of any of the big names that have been linked with the job being drafted in.
Murty is the cheap and cheerful appointment to keep the show on the road although December trips to Aberdeen, Hibs and Celtic could turn out to be fatal to his prospects.
Last Friday Sevco announced that they were expecting to receive more applications for the job but they won’t be getting one from their current caretaker.
Asked if he would applying Murty told The Sun: “I don’t think I should have to. I’m here, I’m a Rangers employee, what role I have at the club is up to people far, far above me.
“So that will be down to them to choose. As far as I’m concerned, I will do the best at whatever job they see fit to put me in.”
Explaining his current role in more detail he added: “I’m in contact with Mark (Allen, director of football) every day and nothing has changed as far as I’m concerned.
“I am just prepping and making sure the players are kept as much in the loop as possible because I don’t want them feeling as if they don’t know what’s going on.
“They know exactly as much as I do and they are just cracking on. Their attitude has been exceptional.”
According to their recently published accounts Sevco require £4m to see out the season with future transfers dependent on selling existing players.
Hanging over the club is the decision from the Court of Session as the Takeover Appeal Board attempt to enforce their order on Dave King to make a formal offer to all shareholders.
If the CoS back the TAB, King will need to come up with £11m to comply in full or step down as a director and shareholder.