Charles Green to Leave Rangers Again

August 20, 2013

Charles Green has agreed to leave Rangers for the second time in four months after infighting at boardroom level piled the pressure on the former chief executive.

After calls from fans’ groups to remove Green from the club and a conference call with the board, Green will step down from his consultant position and sell his shares.

Green quit as chief executive in April after allegations about his business dealings with former owner Craig Whyte.

However, he returned on 2 August as a consultant, but quickly made himself unpopular by publicly declaring that manager Ally McCoist would be under pressure if they did not win a cup as well as the League One title – Rangers were dumped out of the League Cup soon after by Forfar.

Former manager Walter Smith then quickly resigned from his role as chairman, describing the boardroom as ‘highly-dysfunctional.’

The chaos at boardroom level caused fans’ groups to voice their concern, and Mark Dingwall of the Rangers Supporters Trust told The Evening Times: “I am delighted that Mr Green is moving on.

“The chaos of the last few months has almost entirely been down to him and his colleagues behaviour.

“It has not been good for the club and I hope that the process of ‘cleansing’ that Ally McCoist referred to can now continue to sweep all of the bad elements out of Rangers.

“I take my hat off to Mr Green for raising £22million in the IPO for a Third Division club in the weeks before Christmas.

“However, the baggage that he has brought to Rangers in the last few months has been extremely bad for the club.

“I am glad that he has stepped down from his position and is set to sell his shareholding.”