Star spotter Neil Murray has been suspended by Charles Green as he undergoes a review of last summer’s transfer dealings at Ibrox.
According to a report in the Daily Record this morning Murray was suspended 11 days ago and is angry that no charges of misconduct have been raised while he remains on gardening leave.
Murray, a former team-mate of Ally McCoist, was working as a players agent before moving to Ibrox and is believed to have identified players such as Anestis Argyriou, Sebastian Faure, Emilson Crinari and Kevin Kyle as key signings for the journey through the lower leagues to Champions League glory.
With Murray suspended assistant manager Kenny McDowall has headed up a scouting mission to Honduras to identify players willing to play in the lower reaches of Scottish football.
According to the Record McCoist is backing Murray which could put him on a collision course with Green who suspended the star spotter.
An Ibrox insider told the Record: “This situation is incredibly sensitive. Some very damaging allegations have been made but so far not substantiated and Neil is confused, outraged and distraught.
“He knows if he had been guilty of anything inappropriate then he would have been dismissed, quite rightly, without his feet having touched the ground but he’s still sat at home sweating on his future.
“Ally has also been placed in a very difficult position. At this point there is no way of knowing how it will play out but it seems, if nothing else, Charles has lost confidence in the manager’s chief scout.”