Dave King responds when asked about possible return for ex-Rangers owner
Rangers chairman Dave King has said a zero per cent chance of former owner Sir David Murray returning to the Ibrox giants in some way would be a “bit on the high side” after announcing plans for the Gers to raise new funds through a share issue next month.
Rumours have circulated among fans about a possible return to Ibrox for Murray ever since the club went into administration in 2012 but the metals tycoon has never shown any interest in investing in the Light Blues.
King insisted that the Murray getting involved in the club again would be “more than unlikely” with the pair having a fractious relationship over the years.
“Zero per cent of that happening would be a bit on the high side,” King said when asked about a return for Murray, as quoted by the Scottish Sun.
“It’s more than unlikely.”
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A return to Ibrox for Sir David Murray would be welcomed by Rangers fans about as much as a return of the Black Death would. Many hold the former chairman and owner personally responsible for the chaos that has engulfed the club over the last decade and much of the blame put squarely at his decision to employ certain tax avoidance schemes. There are still a small group who see little wrong with Murray’s handling of the club towards the end of his tenure although his claim of being “duped” by Craig Whyte when he sold the club to the self-proclaimed tycoon. King and Murray’s relationship isn’t much better with King having threatened to sue Murray over his investment in Rangers via, another of Murray’s investment vehicles, Murray Sports. Charles Green, Imran Ahmad or Whyte are more likely to be welcomed back to Ibrox with open arms long before Murray ever is.