Rangers coach Graeme Murty gets fans of former club talking after being spotted in directors' box

General view of the inside the Madejski Stadium during the Carabao Cup third round match between Reading and Swansea City at the Madejski Stadium on September 19, 2017 in Reading, England.

The former Rangers manager is currently employed as academy coach under Steven Gerrard at Ibrox.

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

A Rangers staff member has got fans of another club talking after being spotted at their fixture this weekend.

Graeme Murty, the former Rangers manager who is back coaching the Ibrox side's academy, watched Reading's 1-0 defeat against Middlesbrough from the Madejski Stadium directors' box on Saturday.

Murty, who spent 11 years at Reading and captained the Royals to the Premier League in 2006, was linked with the recently vacant boss's job there.

But even after the role was filled by Jose Gomes that same afternoon, speculation that the Scot could return from Rangers in some capacity refuses to go away.


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Having coached at both Southampton and Norwich City, Murty was placed in charge of Rangers' development squad during Mark Warburton's tenure two years ago.

The former Scotland international was then asked to lead the Gers on a temporary basis after Warburton's sacking, and again after Pedro Caixinha suffered the same fate as his predecessor.

Murty returned to his previous role ahead of this season, with Steven Gerrard taking over as permanent manager at Ibrox.

Graeme Murty of Reading tackles Jesper Gronkjaer of Chelsea during the Carling Cup fourth round match between Reading and Chelsea at The Madejski Stadium on December 3, 2003 in Reading,...

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