Former Rangers manager Walter Smith has said that he believes the Gers have progressed under interim manager Graeme Murty, as per Sky Sports News.

Murty has been in charge since late October, and at the turn of the year was made manager of the club until the end of the season.

Murty has done a brilliant job at Ibrox since taking over from the disastrous era of Pedro Caixinha, winning 16 of his 24 games at the helm.

However, consecutive defeats at home to Old Firm rivals Celtic and then Kilmarnock have led to hints that Murty might not be given the job at the end of the season on a long-term basis.

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Walter Smith, who won 10 league titles while at Rangers, said (via Sky Sports News):

You have got to say that there has been an element of progress.

I don’t think there has been the consistency that you would want but probably with all the turmoil that has gone on over the last few years, that’s maybe to be expected.

Whether in the long term Rangers will look at that aspect of it, I’m not sure. All he can do at the present moment is do what he has been doing and try and create a winning environment.

But all Graeme can do is try his best and see what happens at the end of the year.

Murty has made it clear that he wishes to stay on and create his own era at Ibrox. He has two months until the end of the season to convince everyone that he is the right man for the job.