The most interesting thing about news (cough) that David Murray is considering investing in Newco Rangers, is that the club, chaired by Dave King, is in such a dark place that it will countenance doing business with a man King has so publicly vilified.
You can imagine a whole list of people they would rather approach for money before getting to Zsa Zsa himself. You now know all you need to know about the response they got from those more palatable than Murray.
My principle concern at this story is that Dave King’s enormously important work at Ibrox will soon come to an end. It is difficult to overstate how important King has been to the corporate health of this football club. From the club’s inception in June 2012 he campaigned relentlessly to usurp several iterations of owners, invoking internecine strife at the heart of the club.
Now, three years after taking control, the harsh realities of what he has done and what lies ahead – having to compete with Celtic and what will be close to a £100m turnover, with a club that will turnover in the region of £30m this season, will be evident. Even to King!
Due to his past form, David Murray will not get near an official position at Newco, but things can happen in the shadows. It is not beyond the possibility that he will find a few million of conscience money, but for all I think of Murray’s ego, it is surely not dysfunctional enough to see him move into this firing line. Surely?
“Long live the King!” Oh how we laughed.