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The rebels have won…. as King wins board coup d’etat

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Dave King and his rebels have ousted Derek Llambias and Barry Leach from the Rangers board following a landslide victory in Friday’s EGM.

The two remaining board members were not present at the meeting as King, Murray and Gilligan were all voted onto the board with a majority vote of 85% to 15% in favour of their appointment.

Paul Murray will become interim Chairman after King declined to take up his appointment until the Scottish FA and Stock market regulators decide on his fit and proper person status.

King, speaking to the fans outside Ibrox, said: “When Derek Llambias told me last week it was a landslide – he was right. We’ve come a long road and the fans have suffered for too long. What has happened today is something that cannot be understated. It’s a turning point for us to take the club back to its history – the tradition.”

“I’m quite shocked to see the dilapidation of the building. There’s not much working quite now at this club. We’ll be taking nothing out the club. All the fans should be aware of this. We’re going to work with the fans – along with fan ownership.

“You are the most important part of the club. You’re going to get that commitment from us. We now need the fans to start supporting us.

With one battle over, King and his lieutenants must now turn their words into action as they control the keys to Ibrox.

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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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