The mainstream character assassination of Graeme Murty has gone into overdrive.
Writing in The Sun yesterday Bill Leckie compared the caretaker of dignity with Ian Cathro and a cardboard cut out.
This morning the Daily Record employ two of their finest to break it to their army of readers that the former Reading utility man doesn’t have it to stop Brendan Rodgers.
As he pours over his spreadsheets, power-points and video analysis before next week’s trip to Motherwell Murty is learning one of the bleakest facts in Scottish football.
No one will survive as manager at Ibrox on development plans if they can’t lay a glove on Celtic.
When he packs his bags and returns to the more forgiving fields of English football Murty will realise that filling the people with false hope led directly to his downfall.
Telling ‘Rangers’ TV about the dressing room reaction to drawing Celtic in the Scottish Cup let the cat out the bag and will be forever associated with Murty’s failure.
When he resumes his coaching career laying out bibs and comes at Norwich or Southampton Murts will be able to reflect on how he was dragged in, devoured and spat out again in the Ibrox cycle of failures.