Jason Holt asked if Rangers need to keep Graeme Murty involved with first-team after latest caretaker spell

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 caretaker boss Graeme Murty has done well in the Ibrox hot-seat since Pedro Caixinha's departure.

Jason Holt of Rangers tracked by James Forrest of Celtic during the Betfred Cup Semi-Final match between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on October 23, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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.

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.

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.

“Every manager has got different ideas, philosophies and perspective on things," he said, as reported by the Evening Times.

“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.

Graeme Murty, Caretaker manager of Rangers arrives at the stadium prior to the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Celtic and Rangers at Celtic Park on March 12, 2017 in Glasgow,...

“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.

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