|New Rangers Owner Denies Ties with Former Owner|
|Football / Soccer|
Monday, 14 May 2012 13:25
Glasgow Rangers new owner Charles Green has waived away rumours he used to have business links with former owner Craig Whyte.
Rangers have been in administration since February and are yet to emerge, with the club hoping to achieve a Company Voluntary Agreement with its creditors.
Reports surfaced over the weekend that one of Green's companies had business dealings with a finance firm connected to Whyte back in 2000.
But Green, whose consortium saw their bid to buy the club accepted by Rangers' administrators over the weekend, has suggested there was no previous ties.
He told the Daily Record: "I met Mr Whyte for the final time last week when he signed the legal documentation exclusively with my group to pledge his shares and his debenture to this bid on the basis that the CVA would proceed.
"Have I ever met him before? Never. There was a comment in the press that I had a business relationship with him through a company which was a financial services company I was chairman of in 2000. That's as serious as saying you all have relationships with him because you all shop at Tesco and so does he."
"I was asked if I had paid him money for the shares. Yes. I paid him £1 because legally I had to.
"He paid £1 to David Murray, I gave him his £1 back."