RANGERS' head of elite academy development Graeme Murty is set to depart Ibrox after five years at the club.

Murty was twice appointed first-team manager on an interim basis during his spell in Govan with a statement from Ibrox wishing the former Scotland internationalist well in his future endeavours.

Sporting director Ross Wilson said: “Graeme is someone who has significantly contributed to the development of our Academy in recent times and for that I extend my personal thanks to him.

"As a club we also place on record our gratitude for Graeme’s support around our first team a few years ago.

“Although it was before my time at the club I am aware of the dedication he showed to Rangers in a trying moment. We all wish Graeme and his family well for the next chapter in his coaching career.

"From our perspective, the role of head of elite academy development is integral to the on-going evolution and development of our academy that we have been working through and we have a clear plan for who and what will follow and we are excited about that.”

Craig Mulholland, Rangers' head of academy, added: “I would like to thank Graeme for his contribution to the positive evolution of our academy during his time at the club.

"He had a sigificant influence on the development of many players and coaches and I know they would also like me to convey their thanks and wish him well in his next venture.”