Jason Holt has suggested that it is not up to him to say whether Graeme Murty should stay involved with the Rangers first-team once a new manager has been appointed, but insisted that the entire Gers squad has been extremely impressed by what the 43-year-old has done during his second spell in caretaker charge of the team, the Evening Times reports.
It has been well over a month since Pedro Caixinha was dismissed by the Scottish Premiership side, and it is looking increasingly likely that Murty will oversee a seventh game of this second stint when the Light Blues take on Ross County at the weekend.
So far, Murty's men have won four of their six top flight games, including back to back wins over Aberdeen which have taken Rangers to second in the Scottish Premiership table.
The recent performances and the way that Murty has conducted himself since taking over first-team matters may leave some supporters wishing that he does not go back to his previous role as under-20s boss once the next manager is appointed. And while Holt would not say whether he would like to see him stay in some capacity with the senior side, he did provide a hint by insisting that the team were extremely fond of the coach.
“Like I say, he has come in and kept things relatively simple, which is what he has had to do because it is a difficult situation and he has not got a lot of time to change anything. He has been great.
“It is not really for me to say [if he should be involved with the first team]. All I can say is that since he has been in temporary charge of the squad he has been great and the players have enjoyed working under him.
“Of course we would welcome working with Graeme for a longer period of time but, like I say, that is not for the players to comment and make a decision on."
With confidence seemingly extremely high at the moment, it would certainly appear that Murty could have an important role to play when the next manager is appointed as his observations could help the new man settle in.
As the new manager may have his own ideas, it may be fair to suggest that the best case scenario could be well to get Murty back working with the under-20s where he has helped bring on a number of talented youngsters - but whether the 43-year-old will be happy to revert to that role remains to be seen after his latest run as a first-team boss.