GRAEME Murty says if Sunday is his last game in charge of Rangers he hopes to have left the club in a better position than when he took interim charge in October.
The Gers could draw level with Aberdeen on points if they win at Pittodrie this weekend and the Gers caretaker boss assures fans his sole focus is on his team.
This is the 43-year-old’s sixth game at the helm and he was in a reflective mood at his weekly press conference.
Speaking to the media Murty said: “The first game at Murrayfield could have been my last match, I will approach Sunday exactly the same.
“I will make sure if I walk out the door on Sunday and it’s been my last one then I will take the lessons from it and I will make sure I thank the players.
“They have wholeheartedly given me a lot, they have given me a lot to think about but they have revealed a lot of their own character to me.
“We have to make sure that if it is my last game we give ourselves the very best chance we can for the football club to get a result.
“This is about the football club moving forward and us leaving the football club in as good a state as possible when we do leave.
“This has been a different learning experience from the first one but you only get an opportunity to reflect upon that when I have calmed down a bit and had some time to myself.
“It is a marvellous honour to be at the forefront of what this football club are trying to do because when you are in it and you see what it is all about it does really closet you in a fantastic environment.
“It has possibly increased my count of grey hairs! As to management I am not sure where I could go that could give me the same feeling this place does.
“That is something I will have to take away with me and consider along with my family in the future.
“I have noticed people get lost in the process and the speculation and I can’t afford to do that, I’m not experienced enough to do that. I’ll make sure I concentrate on what the players need.
“Since I have come to this place I have been fascinated, if not a little awe struck, by the size and scale of the operation, the depth and feeling that it engenders in its support and its players.
“This is a very special club. Nothing could compare to this place because it is singular.”
After playing against his former club for the first time on Wednesday evening Ryan Jack will now return to the club which produced him for the first time since leaving the Dons in the summer. Murty isn’t worried about his midfielder being overawed by the situation though.
“I thought Ryan Jack handled the situation very well at Ibrox, I thought he showed the reason we wanted him at the football club.
“I thought he set himself up for, hopefully, a very good afternoon on Sunday. I am not concerned about his level of calmness; I am more concerned about the player’s ability to take information on.”