'Guy's got heart': Rangers fans discuss Jim Duffy after Morton exit

Rangers fans enjoy the atmosphere ahead of the Scottish Cup Semi Final match between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 15, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

The anyone but Murty brigade is out in force and even Jim Duffy has entered the conversation with Scottish Premiership giants Rangers needing a manager.

Jim Duffy Manager of Greenock Morton during the Betfred Cup First Round between Kilmarnock Football Club and Morton at Rugby Park on July 23, 2016 in Kilmarnock, Scotland.

If Rangers fans thought it could not get any worse after their 4-0 thrashing at Parkhead in the Scottish Cup semi-final, they only had to wait another two weeks to discover that it definitely could.

Rangers suffered further humiliation at the home of their bitter rivals on Sunday afternoon, as a Celtic side inspired by Odsonne Edouard cruised to a 5-0 win in the season’s final Old Firm clash. To apply further salt to Rangers’ gaping wounds, the win also sealed a seventh straight Scottish Premiership title for the men in green and white.


Graeme Murty, Manager of Rangers looks on prior to the Scottish Premier League match between Celtic and Rangers at Celtic Park on April 29, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

So the chances of interim boss Graeme Murty remaining as Rangers manager next season appear now to be all but over.

And it is perhaps a sign of the desperation and the apathy on the blue half of Glasgow that a number of fans would now welcome the appointment of a man who has not coached in the top flight of Scottish football since 2005, when Rangers were champions and boasted the likes of Dado Prso, Nacho Novo and Thomas Buffel.

Greenock Morton manager Jim Duffy during the Scottish Cup Quarter Final match between Celtic and Greenock Morton at Celtic Park on March 3, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

After four years in charge, Jim Duffy departed Greenock Morton with the club finishing seventh in the ten-team Scottish Championship. One year earlier, Morton had reached the play-offs and Duffy was the league’s Manager of the Year.

Now, the 59-year-old might not be a marquee appointment or a big name, but he is the sort of coach to put the fear of god into Rangers players who are performing well below expectations. At least, that is what the fans think.

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