Former Rangers coach reportedly in line for Newcastle United role

The former Rangers coach could reportedly land a role within Newcastle United’s academy.

Graeme Murty is in line to take up a role in Newcastle United’s academy, according to reports in Scotland.

The former Rangers coach, as per the Daily Record, is ‘in the running’ for a job in the Magpies’ youth system.

Murty, born in Saltburn, spent the majority of his playing career at Reading before taking up academy coaching roles at Southampton and Norwich City.

The 47-year-old joined Rangers in 2016 as a development coach, where he led the under-20s side to the Scottish Youth Cup final.

Murty was twice placed in caretaker charge of the Gers in 2017 before taking on the role full time until Steven Gerrard arrived.

Former Rangers coach Graeme Murty.  (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)
Former Rangers coach Graeme Murty.  (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)
Former Rangers coach Graeme Murty. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

The four-time capped Scotland international then reverted to his previous role with the under-20s - winning SPFL Reserve League and reaching the Glasgow Cup Final - and served as Head of Elite Academy Development.

Murty departed the Ibrox Club in November last year in favour of a new challenge, which could reportedly be with Newcastle’s academy.

What Graeme Murty recently said about his next job

He told the Times: “I’ve had a couple of offers and I’ve turned down one manager’s job so far.

“I’ve had a significant number of interviews — some opportunities passed me by — so I’m just looking for my next thing. I want to get back on the grass. I want to get back into the football world.

“I think I’ve grown a lot as a person after these five years at Rangers, the opportunities and experiences I’ve had, and I want to take all of that and put it to good use again. I try to be very, very good at whatever I do.”

A Rangers club statement read: “Rangers FC thank Graeme for his outstanding service throughout his five years at the club, including when he stepped up to take on first-team responsibilities at the request of the board.

“Graeme has played a leading role in the development of our Academy players and practices, leading our development squad to success in the SPFL Reserve League and managing our first steps into the UEFA Youth League in 2019.

“We wish Graeme every success in his future career.”