ALLY McCOIST has urged the Rangers board to clear up Graeme Murty’s managerial position.

And the former manager and record goalscorer believes the situation should be resolved before they take on Celtic in the Scottish Cup semi-final on April 15.

Murty was handed the position as manager until the end of the season after the sacking of Pedro Caixinha in October.

However, there has been no clear indication of what will happen beyond the summer.

McCoist said: “I’d be very hopeful in the next couple of weeks there would be a bit more light shed on it. I’d expect a bit of clarity one way or another.
“In an ideal world you’ve got stability, but results will dictate whether you have stability.

“If you don’t get the results you won’t have stability because they’ll change the manager.

”I don’t think it’s been a reality check. We lost against Kilmarnock and Celtic. Graeme’s intelligent enough to know where Rangers are at this moment.”

McCoist added: “Clearly, the last couple of Old Firm games, you could argue Rangers could have won with a bit of luck and better finishing.

“But they didn’t and, in many ways, that’s down to the fact they have still got a way to go.

“It could have worked the other way. They could have won both games and then you are getting carried away and under false pretences.

“There probably was a groundswell, but you’re only two games away from that opinion changing with the majority of supporters.

“But I don’t think the Old Firm game or Kilmarnock defeat has been a major factor.

“You’d probably be looking for better results and performances against some of the other teams.”

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Acclaimed author Alex Gordon wrote the biography of Scotland international legend Denis Law, entitled 'King and Country'. He is a former columnist with World Soccer magazine and Scottish correspondent of respected European journal L'Equipe.

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