With the manager’s chair at Ibrox ominously vacant Graeme Murty has pulled a sickie.
Twice in the last five years the former Reading defender has found himself in the spotlight as Sevco struggled to find replacements for Mark Warburton and Pedro Caixinha.
When Steven Gerrard walked away to Aston Villa there was no mention of a caretaker in the club statement but a tweet today reveals that Murts won’t be anywhere near Murray Park in the week ahead.
Lovely text from track and trace at 7:30 this morning wishing me Happy Birthday and confirming that I have COVID-19. Great timing. Hope to be feeling better soon. Thanks to everyone for their kind birthday wishes they are much appreciated
— Graeme Murty (@GraemeMurty) November 13, 2021
Birthday boy Murty is currently Head of Elite Academy and the most senior coach at Ibrox after Gerrard took five key men with him to Villa Park.
Giovanni van Bronckhorst and his agent sign posted talks with the Ibrox hierarchy in London today but the former Dutch international flew back to Amsterdam with further talks with other candidates scheduled for the weekend.
As things stand it looks like Jimmy Bell and goalkeeping coach Colin Stewart will take training on Monday with most of the international stars returning on Wednesday to prepare for Sunday’s League Cup semi-final against Hibs.
Happy birthday to the best rangers gaffer in the past 5 years ??
— Charlie??? (@Charlie1872_) November 13, 2021
So just to confirm there is absolutely no chance of you being in the dug out again hibs at hampden? Just so I know how drunk to be when I get to the game
— Scott Munro (@Scottmunro1997) November 13, 2021
Track and trace confirms you have covid? Surely a PCR is required. Hope you still enjoy your birthday.
— Matthew (@MattBr1987) November 13, 2021