Rangers fans have been reacting on Twitter to the news that Garry Monk is now unemployed after he was surprisingly sacked by Middlesbrough on Saturday, and many have urged the club to get the Englishman in as their new manager.
Almost two months after Pedro Caixinha was sacked at Ibrox, the Gers provided some clarity on their manager situation this week as they announced that Graeme Murty - who had been in interim charge, and was then given the first-team job until the end of the calendar year - would become the permanent manager until the end of the season.
The signs certainly seem to suggest that Murty has every opportunity to prove that he deserves the job on a long-term basis, but he did not get off to the best start at the weekend as Kilmarnock came from a goal down to beat the Light Blues at Rugby Park.
Meanwhile, it would have undoubtedly been an even more disappointing weekend for Monk. While the former Swansea and Leeds boss seemed to be coming under pressure during the first few months of his tenure at the Riverside Stadium - as Boro had failed to establish themselves as anything more than play-off outsiders - he may well have thought that coming from behind to beat Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday would have earned him some time.
However, it was announced shortly after the game that Boro had parted company with the 38-year-old, and that has left many Rangers fans taking to social media to urge the board to act swiftly and approach Monk.
It seems incredibly unlikely that the board would make such a move when they have only just announced that they have the utmost faith that Murty can help them enjoy a successful season. And, despite the last two results, it would undoubtedly be extremely harsh on Murty himself if the board did try and make a change.
But the fact that Monk is now available may just put a little bit more pressure - as if it was needed - on Murty to turn the side's fortunes around. Certainly, it appears that some Gers supporters would be keen to see the board act ruthlessly and look to bring Monk in in the near future.
Here is the best of the reaction...
Would love to see Gary monk go to rangers— Anthony Thompson (@Anthony60585707) December 24, 2017
See Garry Monk is available after getting the bullet from Boro, he is who I wanted in charge before Pedro. A young promising manager at the time!!— Rangers Bantz (@RangersBanter17) December 23, 2017
I would actually settle for Monk at Rangers. It's such a shame on Murty that he will be forced out of the club because of this. TAKE IT ON THE CHIN @RangersFC admit the mistake and get on the Blower to Monk— Shane Sutherland (@Shane11Golspie) December 23, 2017
Ano it’s a long shot and we hav just appointed murty but would love rangers to go get Gary Monk as manager ⚽️⚽️⚽️— aldo (@AlanGray1982) December 23, 2017
Get Gary Monk in at Rangers ASAP— Jamie-Lee Wilson (@JamieLeeWilson9) December 23, 2017
i'd take Garry Monk as Rangers manager any day of the week. easy— darren. (@Dazorla) December 23, 2017
I would take Garry Monk in a heartbeat at Rangers ⚪️— Stevie Cunningham (@steviecunn1) December 23, 2017
Can’t believe Garry Monk has become available the day after the #RangersFC board panic announcement that an under 20’s coach is “the best man for the job.” It’s hard work supporting Rangers #followfollow— Cameron Paton (@Soldato8687) December 23, 2017