'Step aside you clowns' - Rangers fans turn their guns on senior man after development
Rangers continue to stumble from one shambles to another after Derek McInnes decided to pass on a move to Ibrox and remain at Aberdeen this week – and fans on Twitter have now turned their guns to Dave King and are demanding he steps down.
The Dons were approached by the Glasgow giants on Monday seeking permission to speak to McInnes before the 46-year-old confirmed his intention to stay put in the Granite City.
After the Gers board then released a nonsensical statement late on Thursday night, Rangers fans have had enough of King as chairman and want the South Africa-based businessman to quit from his post.
The Gers have been looking for a new manager for over six weeks with Under-20’s head coach Graeme Murty to remain in the dugout until the end of 2017.
Here are some of their comments on Twitter:
Tonight Dave King – you have shamed the memory of Struth, Symon, Waddell, Wallace, Rae Simpson, John Lawrence, David Hope and so many honourable Rangers. You have enraged the living Men who care – please just go!
— Ronnie Johnston (@rj1872) December 7, 2017
Dave King when McInnes said no pic.twitter.com/c45crwMRok
— James (@1872James_) December 8, 2017
Some of us never wanted Dave King.
Some of us were right.
— Gallus Concomitant (@Gallus__Pioneer) December 7, 2017
I Remember being told a good while ago when the mugging of Rangers first was well under way that the fans will get a club they deserve if they continue with Dave King and his followers. Very sad that it all seems to be coming true
— Chris Smith (@Obanlad1970) December 7, 2017
Take note Dave King and Jim Traynor. This is a man befitting of this football club not you two idiots. https://t.co/O46igyiH6I
— smacle (@smacle6) December 8, 2017
Graham murty to take charge till after new year? This an absolute joke like! January window coming up and no manager ???????? cheers Dave King and board!
— Rhys ???????? (@rhysphilip95) December 8, 2017
There were quite a number of Bears wanting Paul Murray & Dave King nowhere near the Ibrox boardroom because they just weren't up to the job.
3 years later it gives me no pleasure to say how accurate their feelings were.
Step aside you clowns.#sacktheboard
— Davie (@coplandrear4) December 7, 2017
Since King swept to power in 2015, Rangers are looking for their third permanent manager after the appointments of Mark Warburton and Pedro Caixinha.
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King’s role as a largely absentee chairman has already caused consternation among supporters but the ongoing managerial shambles has been the final straw for many.
The Gers senior man is the largest single shareholder in the club – owning 15% – and has fronted the club several loans to fund the ongoing financial shortfall each year.
King was also on the board during Sir David Murray’s disastrous reign as owner of the club and needs to start fulfilling some of the promises made to supporters before it’s too late.
In other Rangers news, Joe Dodoo is set to return to the club in January