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Graeme Murty

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Norwich Career: 2014-16 (Youth Development Phase Lead Coach)
Current Club: Sunderland (Head of Professional Development Phase)
Date of Birth: 13/7/1974 (Nunthorpe, Middlesbrough)
Nationality: Scottish


Former Reading right-back Graeme Murty joined Norwich City in July 2014 as Youth Development Phase Lead Coach for the Under-16 academy side. He was previously coaching at Southampton's academy.

He began his career at Yortk City as a youngster although had trials with Aston Villa, Leeds United and Stockport County. He turned professional in March 1993 and went on to make more than 400 appearances in the Football League playing for York City, Reading (306 leauge appearances), Charlton Athletic and Southampton. Though born in Nunthorpe, Middlesbrough, England, Murty qualified for the Scotland national football team through his family, and won four full caps.

On 8th July 2015, Murty was promoted to the position of Under-18s manager and took them to the quarter finals of the FA Youth Cup.

On 17th August 2016, it was announced that Murty was joining Scottish giants Rangers as Head Development Coach.

On 10th February 2017, Murty was appointed Interim Manager at Rangers following the departure of manager Mark Warburton. He returned to the role of Head Development Coach after the appointment of Pedro Caixinha but returned to being in charge of the first team in October 2017 following Caixinha's sacking. On 22nd December, he was placed in charge of the first team until the end of the 2017/18 season having overseen six wins and three defeats in nine games as interim manager. Rangers say Murty "will have the final say on which additions will be made during the January transfer window" and he "will be bringing in additional support". He appointed Falkirk manager Jimmy Nicholl as his assistant.

Murty was relieved of his duties as Rangers boss on 1st May 2018 fpllowing their 5-0 hammering by Celtic. The club said "He will take some time to consider his options, which include returning to his role at the Rangers academy," A factor in this decision was the impending arrival of former Liverpool and England manager Steven Gerrard as Rangers' new manager. Nicholl and fellow assistant Jonatan Johansson took charge for the remaining three game of the season. Murty then returned to his previous role as Head Development Coach.

Murty left Rangers in November 2021.

In October 2022, he joined Sunderland as their Head of Professional Development Phase.which includes taking charge of the U21 side. Sunderland's head of coaching Stuart English said: "Graeme stood out to us as the natural candidate for this role. His experience in a playing and coaching capacity is something that can greatly benefit those in the Under 21s and beyond, and in addition to his coaching duties, he will also work closely with our players on an individual basis to create personalised programmes to further enhance their development."

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