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.

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.

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.

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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