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Charles Green: I won’t leave Rangers until I hear the Champions League anthem

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Charles Green has done a u-turn on his decision to walk away from Ibrox after one year. The Yorkshireman has not declared his intentions to stay at the Division Three side until they secure Champions League football.

The reason – Charles Green states that he has become attached to the Ibrox side, so much so that he can’t walk away.

The plan originally was for the former Sheffield United chief executive’s job to last up to one year, but he has now stated that he is at Ibrox for the long haul.

He said: “I don’t know when, or even how, it happened but this club has come to be something much more than a business opportunity.

“I look at the way the supporters and the people who work here have reacted to adversity and I believe they deserve more.

“My intention was to come in to the club, get the funding in place, make sure Rangers’ future was secured and then leave.

“That was my job but now I’m staying until I hear that Champions League anthem blaring out once again across Ibrox. That’s what the fans and the people here should be given and if that can be delivered maybe I’ll feel my job is complete.”

Despite Rangers struggling for form away from home in the Third Division, Green is adamant that the club can reach the heights of Champions League football once again and he aims to be there.

He said: “Playing in the Champions League is the pinnacle and with the correct structures in place there is every reason to believe Rangers can return to that arena. We have plans to move this club forward and I know we, with the fans, can make it great again. That’s the objective now so I won’t be leaving here in a hurry.

“I could say my initial job is all but done but there’s a bigger challenge ahead now and I’m not going until the Rangers fans hear that music blaring out inside their own stadium.

“That’s the night I will know we have achieved something special.”

Without any league reconstruction to aid Rangers return to the top flight quickly, if they achieve consecutive promotions Charles Green will, according to his latest comments will be at Ibrox until season 2016-17 – although that is banking on Rangers managing to win the SPL title in their first season back in the top flight.

For another slant on Charles Green’s comments take a look at Paul McConville’s article.

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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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