Rangers interim manager Graeme Murty will stay in the role until the end of the season

Murty enjoyed back-to-back victories over Aberdeen but has lost two matches at Ibrox

Interim boss Graeme Murty has been appointed Rangers manager until the end of the season.

Murty was put in charge of the first team following the sacking of Pedro Caixinha in late October, having also been interim manager earlier in 2017.

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Over the past nine games, Murty has overseen six wins and three defeats. Rangers are third in the Premiership.

“It’s my job and the players’ job to make ourselves irreplaceable,” Murty said.

“I’ve always said you must aspire to be the best you possibly can be. If I do the best job I can hopefully I make it relatively simple for the board moving forward.

“This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to work as manager at Rangers. You don’t just want to do it for a short period of time. If I’m good at it and stand out hopefully I can get to do it for longer.

“That’s my aim – to improve and move my career forward.”

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Rangers trail second-placed Aberdeen by three points and leaders Celtic by eight

The decision to continue with Murty, who had been development squad head coach, follows Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes’ decision to stay at Pittodrie following interest from Rangers.

“Derek made a decision we fully respect,” said Murty.

“I now have an opportunity because of that to manage a wonderful club.”

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