Micky Beale recent had the dubious pleasure of dinner with Alex McLeish to discuss their favourite subject- stopin Selik.
The current Ibrox boss has covered almost every topic under the sun since replacing Giovanni van Bronckhorst but disguised remuneration scams have yet to feature in his media conferences.
That is a subject that McLeish specialised in, benefiting personally from the tax dodging wheeze set up by Dave Murray which also allowed him to select players that Rangers couldn’t afford on a legal basis.
Ronald de Boer and Tore Andre Flo gave up Barcelona and Chelsea for the lure of off-shore funds while their traditional pay at Ibrox was less than at their previous clubs. No one at the SFA or SPL felt the need to ask any questions.
Disguised remuneration scams were the magnet that brought talents such as Steven Thompson, Alex Rae, Kris Boyd and Barry Ferguson to Ibrox but it seems that HMRC are keeping a close look on finances at the Tribute Act.
Beale has moaned a few times about the superior funding that lucky Ange Postecoglou enjoys, last week he was explaining how he will deliver success on a budget next season.
That is one subject that McLeish won’t be able to help him out with.
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— Daily Record Sport (@Record_Sport) March 27, 2023
Legendary cheat ?
— Bernard (@BernardMelvill3) March 27, 2023
— RabbitSlippers1888 (@RSlippers1888) March 27, 2023
Another bawfaced cheat.
Another moleman pic.twitter.com/r8NOTB7bet
— joe Green (@JohnMic20769067) March 27, 2023
Aye mick, ye just need to cheat mate. Dont pay taxes or whatever. Doesnae matter if it leads to the club dying or that, ye jist start a new wan and awe the plebs aboot here will pretend it didnae happen…
— The Dog (@The_Dog1888) March 27, 2023
It’s called living by your means otherwise it’s cheating financial fair play are watching Gers
— Ali Cronie (@Aliboy1975) March 27, 2023
Is it to break tax laws to acquire players you can’t afford?
— Joe (@JosephK1888) March 27, 2023
— Celtic SC ©®™ (@Celtic67Fins72) March 27, 2023
“Bring back cheating its your only hope ‘ mcleish
— died2012 (@died201) March 27, 2023