GRAEME Murty has admitted he still struggling to come to terms with the fact he is the manager of Rangers, writes Matthew Lindsay.

Murty has been put in temporary charge of the Ibrox club for the second time in under a year while directors search for a replacement for Pedro Caixinha.

The former Reading and Scotland defender has led the first team to convincing victories over Hearts away and Partick Thistle at home in the Ladbrokes Premiership.

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Many Rangers supporters would like to see the 42-year-old, who is the lead development coach at Auchenhowie, appointed on a full-time basis.

Murty, though, revealed he can hardly believe that he is in a position which the likes of Graeme Souness, Walter Smith, Dick Advocaat and Ally McCoist have occupied in years gone by.

He stressed he simply concentrating on attempting to make his players better and predicted he would be rewarded in due course if he succeeded in doing that in future.

“You think about the people who have sat in the seat I’m currently in and it’s wild,” he told the Training Ground Guru website.

“It is still very, very special to me. I’ve enjoyed it. What I’d like to do is concentrate on doing the job and not worrying about what might happen in the future.

“I’ve had lots of questions. Do you want it? Do you think you should have it? But I just want to crack on with it.

“The reason I got into coaching is to help players get better and perform. If I’m doing that, you will eventually get to the level you’re supposed to be at.”

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Meanwhile, Murty has revealed the coaching and backroom staff at Auchenhowie had jointly developed a “game model” which will be followed by all sides at Rangers during the summer.

He is confident the game model will help more aspiring professionals to follow in the footsteps of Jamie Barjonas, Ryan Hardie and Ross McCrorie and progress from the youth sides into the first team seamlessly in the future.

Murty said: “We went to the performance centre in Largs during the close and we thrashed it out,” he said. “We changed our terminology, our curriculum, our principles and our sub-principles. We made sure it all fitted together. We’ve got something we are quite proud of, but it’s always evolving.

“We’ve had a lot of visitors and they’ve tended to walk away saying the culture runs through everything we do.

“This isn’t just on paper, we are living it every day. Lots of people are putting themselves out there about what is right for us, but we are confident this will bear fruit in the long term.”