FORMER York City player Graeme Murty admits he still does not think he is a serious contender for the Rangers job – despite the bookmakers installing him as the new favourite.

The Ibrox caretaker boss has been told he will remain in charge for the next month at least after Derek McInnes snubbed Gers to remain at Aberdeen.

That shock decision has now seen the Light Blues under-20s boss installed at odds-on to be named Pedro Caixinha's successor by a number of bookies.

And while Murty would jump at the chance, he still finds the whole prospect of becoming just the 16th man to manage Rangers hard to believe.

"It would be extremely difficult to turn down but that's not on the table as far I understand it," said the former defender, who is now preparing for his seventh match in charge since taking up the reins six weeks ago with the visit of Ross County.

"I'm happy with that. I'm happy to do the job as best that I can in the interim period.

"I'll just crack on and do my job. It's for other people to decide the level I'm capable of operating at.

"Do I see this next month as a job interview? No I see it as six games to put the club in a good situation.

"If an outstanding candidate makes itself available tomorrow and the board decides to go in a different direction, I'll be beholden to them and go and do exactly as they see fit.

"I never thought I'd get this game but then again I didn't think I'd get the Hearts game at Murrayfield. It's my job only to make sure the players can concentrate on what they can control.

"I feel the board trust me to do a job. They've asked me to step in and help and I'm more than happy to do that.

"But as for more than that you'll have to go and ask the board. They are going through a process but at the end of the day I'm just sitting here fulfilling a role to the best of my ability."