Charles Green has agreed a deal for his third and ‘final’ walkaway from his beloved The Rangers International.
After promising much and delivering little the big ‘anded Yorkshireman is counting down the days till he can legally sell his shares to the Renfrewshire bus and taxi tycoons’ James and Sandy Easdale.
Despite pledging to stay on to hear the Champions League anthem over Ibrox and developing Rangersitis Green walked away from his role as chief executive in April, returned as a consultant in August and was dismissed by the board after less than three weeks in the role.
Announcing ‘is latest departure a statement from Green said: “Over the last few months numerous individuals and corporate bodies have expressed interest in obtaining my shares although much of this was to solicit press coverage and attract attention.
“Sandy (Easdale) said he would buy them and he has. I knew he would and he will do what’s best for Rangers now he has a more substantial percentage.
“I want to make it clear that this means I will have no ongoing influence or financial interest at the club but I remain a fan and fervently hope that Rangers will soon be back at the top where they belong.”
Green bought his The Rangers International shares for one penny, the same price as Ally McCoist bought in at. Last year the club issued shares at 70p which are currently trading at around 40p per share.
Different shareholder factions are currently fighting for control of the stricken club with Easdale putting the boot into his opponents.
A spokesman for the Easdale’s said: “Sandy’s only interest is to see peace brokered at the club. He felt he should increase his financial commitment to the club while sending a message to those who want to grab power at Rangers without investing a brass farthing.”
Meanwhile current chief executive Craig Mathers has confirmed that the club is heading for administration with little of the alleged £22m from the share issue left with he club.
Speaking to the Evening Times Mather said: “We are really positive about the cash balance.
“If you look at Scottish football and football in general, how many clubs in the world would love to say they own the stadium, they own the training ground, they own the parking facilities, they own Edmiston House, they have no debt, they own all the players, there is no cash owed on a player, and they have £10m in the bank.
With the need for widescale paycuts obvious he added: “Brian Stockbridge, finance director, has come out and said he is not going to take a bonus for winning the league.
“Alistair [McCoist] has said he is going to talk about his pay package and we have already had discussions on this and these are ongoing.
“He is very open-minded and positive about addressing that. I have done the same.
“There is a lot of positivity out there. Every high earner is taking it on the chin about where we are and addressing that and looking to build for Rangers.”