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Rangers keeping Murty in charge comes at a price

Rangers manager Graeme Murty is seen during the Scottish Cup Quarter final match between Rangers and Hamilton Academical at Ibrox Stadium on March 4, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Glasgow Rangers are keeping Graeme Murty in charge until they appoint Pedro Caixinha's Ibrox successor.

Rangers manager Graeme Murty is seen during the Scottish Cup Quarter final match between Rangers and Hamilton Academical at Ibrox Stadium on March 4, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Glasgow Rangers fired Pedro Caixinha last month and have been slow to hire a replacement.

Graeme Murty has had to take temporary charge for the second time, but this comes at a cost.

While Murty is working with the first team, he is unable to effectively fulfil the actual job he was brought in to do at Rangers.

Murty is the coach of the under-20 side, but he has been unable to get as involved as he would like with the youngsters.

Rangers manager Graeme Murty is seen during the Scottish Cup Quarter final match between Rangers and Hamilton Academical at Ibrox Stadium on March 4, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

This week when a Rangers XI beat Partick Thistle 5-2 in the Scottish Youth Cup, Murty was not present, with Billy Kirkwood continuing to take his place.

Kirkwood stepped up, but there is a reason Murty is in charge, and he is being prevented from actually giving his job full focus.

And this could also hamper his first team efforts too.

Murty has a huge job on his hands looking after the first team, handling media duties and off field arrangements, but it is hard to believe he is not trying to keep an eye on his under-20 team too.

The coach's attention is being divided, and that can't be good for either the first team or the under-20s.

Rangers need to bring this to an end by appointing a permanent manager as soon as possible.

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