Interim Rangers chairman Paul Murray cleared by the Scottish FA


The Scottish FA have announced that interim Rangers chairman Paul Murray has been cleared to take up his place on the Rangers board, following a meeting of the Professional Game Board today.

Murray was on the old Rangers board during the five-year period before Rangers went into administration and thereafter liquidation.

In a statement published on their official website, the Scottish FA said: “The Scottish FA can confirm that at a meeting of the Professional Game Board (PGB) on Thursday, 30th April, consideration was given to the Fit and Proper status of Mr Paul Murray as a director of Rangers Football Club in respect of Article 10.2 of the Articles of Association.

“This followed a submission from the club of an Amendment Form to its Official Return. Specifically, Mr Murray was invited to provide information in relation to his involvement as “a director of a club in membership of any National Association within the 5-year period preceding such club having undergone an insolvency event”.

“The PGB examined Mr Murray’s involvement as a director of Rangers FC in the five years preceding the insolvency event experienced in 2012. Particular focus was given to Mr Murray’s role and function as Director, any financial benefit or otherwise from the insolvency event, steps taken to avoid the insolvency event, co-operation throughout the insolvency event and intentions as a Director to avoid a repetition of the mistakes of the past.

“Having considered the documentation provided, and taking into account Mr Murray’s detailed personal submission before it, the PGB is satisfied that Mr Murray is Fit and Proper in terms of Article 10.2.”

There is no news yet of the Scottish FA’s decision on former Rangers director Dave King as they consider the 41 convictions for breaching South African tax laws – as well as his position on the Rangers board at the time of administration and subsequent liquidation.


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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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