Michael Stewart cannot make his mind up on Rangers boss Murty

Rangers Head Coach Graeme Murty looks on during The Scottish FA Youth Cup Final between Celtic and Rangers at Hampden Park on April 26, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Graeme Murty has won six of his nine games in charge at Ibrox as Rangers interim manager.

Rangers interim manager Graeme Murty is seen during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and St Johnstone at Ibrox Stadium on December 16, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Former Scottish Premiership midfielder Michael Stewart has told BBC Sportscene Extra's Facebook Live Channel that appointing Graeme Murty until the end of the season at Rangers is purely just a "stop gap".

Murty, 43, has won six of his nine games in charge since taking over on a temporary basis from Pedro Caixinha in October, beating Aberdeen twice as well as Neil Lennon's Hibernian.


However, the Gers suffered a surprise 3-1 loss to St. Johnstone at Ibrox on Saturday afternoon, which has seen Aberdeen leapfrog the Old Firm side into second place behind the no longer unbeaten Celtic.

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,...

Stewart, who played for Hibernian and Hearts during his career, claimed he does not know what is the best solution is for Rangers in regards to the managerial position at Ibrox.

"I wouldn't say the players are not playing for him," Stewart said, when asked why Rangers have lost the last two matched under Murty.

"They've just won four matches in a row, when was the last time they did that? It's a fair point that the squad is not good enough to challenge Aberdeen and Celtic although they beat Aberdeen twice.

"There are a lot of decision to be made by the Rangers board. Murty until the end of the season? That's a stop gap. Or they actually get somebody longer term - I'm not 100 per cent which way is the right way to go."

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.

Murty has been given the job until the new year which will see him remain in charge at Ibrox for Saturday's trip to Kilmarnock, a home clash against Motherwell on December 27 as well as the all-important Old Firm derby against Celtic on Hogmanay. 

It remains to be seen if Murty will be given the permanent role, and whether he will return to his Under-20's post if the Gers board decide to go in a different direction.

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