The resignation of Charles Green from his post as Rangers International chief executive last month was more curious for what it wasn’t – a resignation from the board. Green retained his position as a director of the club. This was always likely to have consequences.
BBC report this morning that club chairman, Malcolm Murray, who media outlets loyal to Green reported innuendo against earlier this year, in what was viewed as an attempt to discredit and ultimately remove him, yesterday lost a vote of confidence at a board meeting.
I am certain the vote of confidence was called by Murray himself after he informed the board, including Charles Green, of how he intends to deal with the important matters surrounding the club at this time. In particular, what he plans to do with information received from Pinsent Masons and forensic accountants from Deloitte. The investigation underway by Pinsents and Deloittes is only taking place at the insistence of Murray.
The innuendo against Murray was inappropriate and part of a dirty tricks campaign against the man by those who do not have Rangers best interests at heart [the irony is searing]. The normal reaction to losing a vote of confidence is to resign and let your opponents deal with the consequences of their actions. Murray may feel he has done all he can for the club (or company, if that is how some would like to start calling the entity now). Those who invested in Craig Whyte’s various claims last month will enormously encouraged.
On Friday I’ll be joined by Phil Mac Giolla Bhain and Paul McConville at the Columba Club, Blantyre, for what is certain to be an enjoyable Question and Answer event. Tickets, £5 each, for the Columba Charitable Fund, are available at the door. I’m really looking forward to it. See you there.
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