The new Rangers International FC PLC board have suspended Derek Llambias, Sandy Easdale and Barry Leach with immediate effect pending investigation.
Llambias and Leach had already been voted off the Rangers board at an EGM on Friday, but now the new board fronted by Paul Murray have taken steps to try to rid Mike Ashley’s men from the club entirely.
A club statement read: “Rangers FC announce today that Derek Llambias, Barry Leach and Sandy Easdale have been suspended from their duties pending an investigation.
“It is also noted that Mr Llambias and Mr Leach, along with Sandy Easdale, have been advised that a resolution to remove them as directors of the company has been received by the company. A meeting may be required for this purpose but it is hoped that this will not prove necessary.
“Acting chairman Paul Murray, fellow directors Douglas Park and John Gilligan, and the club’s head of football administration Andrew Dickson have been appointed to the board of the company.”
After the news of the trio being suspended, Rangers issued a further statement to the London Stock Exchange announcing three more appointments to the board – businessman John Bennett and RST board member Chris Graham were appointed as non-executive directors, while solicitor James Blair has been appointed company secretary.