Date: 1st May 2018 at 5:06pm
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Former York City midfielder Graeme Murty has been relieved of duties at Scottish Premiership club Glasgow Rangers.

That followed the Ibrox side being hammered 5-0 as their fierce city rivals Celtic confirmed a seventh consecutive league title at the weekend.

Murty, 43, was originally given the managerial role in December until the end of the season, that following an interim spell in charge after the dismissal of predecessor Pedro Caixinha.

“Rangers are grateful to Graeme, who did not hesitate when asked last October to become interim manager after the departure of Pedro Caixinha, and then, at the turn of the year, when he was offered the role as manager until the end of the season,” said a Rangers club statement. “Graeme has had to contend with difficult and challenging circumstances but conducted himself in a thoroughly professional manner.”

Rangers will now have assistants Jimmy Nicholl and Jonatan Johansson in temporary charge for their next game at home to Motherwell.

Former Liverpool and England midfielder Steven Gerrard is the current favourite for the role having recently been working as a youth-coach at Anfield.