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Rangers directors quit the club after being excluded by new ownership

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The last members of the former Rangers board have quit the club after being excluded from ‘participating in corporate governance at the club’. Rangers’ legendary captain John Greig and former Chairman John McClelland have resigned as non-executive directors of Rangers Football Club.

A statement to the Press Association confirmed the resignations, claiming that the duo have been excluded from proceedings at the club after Craig Whyte took the club over in May.

The statement read: “These resignations have been communicated by letter to the chairman, Craig Whyte. They result from John McClelland and John Greig both being of the opinion that since the change of ownership they have been excluded from participating in corporate governance at the club.

“Therefore they have decided not to continue in their positions as non-executive directors.”

The resignations of Greig and McClelland come a week after the club’s finance director Donald McIntyre resigned from the board, after being suspended by new owner Craig Whyte following the takeover in May. McIntyre has launched a bid to freeze around £300,000 of assets at the league leaders ahead of his compensation claim, following suit with former Chief Executive Martin Bain who lodged a £1.3 million claim against the club for breach of contract and won his fight to freeze £480,000 last month.

McClelland took over the chairmanship of Rangers between 2002 and 2004, before Sir David Murray returned to the club. McClelland and Greig initially survived the initial cull within the board room at Ibrox, but the news of their resignations adds to the already long list of off-the-field problems for the club.

Rangers currently lead the SPL by seven points from second placed Motherwell and ten points clear of rivals Celtic in third.

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Andy Muirhead is the Editor of Scotzine and the Scottish Football fanzine FITBA. He is the Scottish Football columnist for The Morning Star and has written for a number of other publications including ESPN, Huffington Post UK, BT Life's a Pitch and has had his work featured in the Daily Record, The Scotsman and the Daily Mail.

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