As time goes on, with every passing day that either Rangers do not make announcements regarding a new manager or the press adds a new name to the growing list, it starts to emerge slowly that the board are very seriously considering the possibility of leaving the first team in the hands of U20s coach Graeme Murty till the end of the season.
With no one outstanding candidate emerging within Rangers’ price range, the predictable selection of contenders has yielded few truly universally accepted names, with the Alex McLeishes, Tommy Wrights, Derek McInneses and Kevin Muscats dividing Rangers fans significantly.
As such, it appears the board may indeed need a good few months to get this appointment right rather than knee jerk reacting to the still-fresh revelations of a couple of weeks ago, and in the meantime Murty may just be left to deal with first team matters for a fair while instead.
It is hardly ideal, but it has two sides; yes, it is urgent that a club of Rangers’ standing and stature is not left in a Kenny McDowall situation of having a slightly reluctant manager thrust into a role he is not suited to, and that a proper manager is found who can guide Rangers correctly. But equally will it take time to find that man?
This season could be a write off, depending on how the next couple of weeks play out, or indeed as optimistically suggested the current squad can still manage a decent second if they are set out properly, but either way a new interim coach seems such a messy affair and leaves fans wondering, as we did under Stuart McCall.
So would fans accept Murty till June before a real plan going forward emerges?