By Alan Hutton

14th Apr, 2020 | 2:17pm

Exclusive: Hutton destroys 'the leaks' as Rangers board furious

Alan Hutton has claimed the SPFL’s handling of affairs this week “looks amateur” after Rangers called for a probe into the extraordinary vote.

The former Scotland international, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, suggested the governing body could have handled the situation better but admitted it is a difficult situation.

The Gers have called for the suspension of SPFL chief executive Neil Doncaster and for an investigation to be launched into the handling of the member’s ballot last Friday.

Gers chairman Douglas Park claimed the club has evidence of serious foul play and the league’s chairman Murdoch MacLennan has demanded he prove his claims.

The SPFL proposed ending the lower-leagues due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic with the fate resting on Championship side Dundee who are yet to vote.

When asked by Football Insider if the SPFL have handled the situation poorly, Hutton said: “It is a difficult decision. It has never happened before so nobody knows how it is going to pan out. It is a decision that will have to be made by all of the clubs.

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“I understand it is tough but the handling of it is not good reading for people on the outside looking in. It is up in the air, the leaks – it looks amateur.

“They are making a decision that has to be best for all parties and that is the difficult part.”

Football Insider has learned that Rangers chiefs are furious that Dundee managing director John Nelms has decided to back the league’s proposal to end the season – four days after opposing it.

The Old Firm giants are strongly against the season being declared over and the current standings being taken as final. Such an outcome would see Celtic crowned Scottish Premiership champions for the ninth consecutive time.

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