Scottish FA chief executive Stewart Regan resigned from his post atop Scottish football on Thursday afternoon – and Rangers fans were only upset that it took so long.
Regan spent eight years leading the national association and has had countless run-ins with the Ibrox giants over the last six years since they entered administration.
The news was confirmed by the Scottish FA in a statement released on their official Twitter account.
— Scottish FA (@ScottishFA) February 1, 2018
Many fans hold Regan reponsible for the shambolic handling of Rangers’ administration and then liquidation in 2012.
Gers fans were over the moon – like most fans in Scotland – with most only wishing it had come sooner.
Here are some of their comments on Twitter:
5 years to late
— John Gilday (@GildayJohn) February 1, 2018
— Chris Kerr (@ChrisK1872) February 1, 2018
I believe I'm right in saying that when Stewart Regan left Yorkshire County Cricket to join the the SFA they never did replace him. Perhaps a bold tactic the SFA are approaching for both manager and Chief Exec posts.
— Dave Marshall (@marshalldave38) February 1, 2018
Stewart Regan has resigned from the SFA. I'm sure I speak for us all when I say he'll be sorely missed by everyone involved in our sport.
— OnlyAnExcuse ft. Pitbull ft. Sean Paul ft. Rhianna (@OnlyAnExcuse) February 1, 2018
who would have thought, after everything, that Stewart Regan would step down at the #SFA as soon as Gary Caldwell applied to become the next Scotland manager …
— Stewart Weir (@sweirz) February 1, 2018
Wonder who Lawwell will appoint as Regan’s successor…
— ShotasDiscoShoes (@ShotaDiscoShoes) February 1, 2018
Stewart Regan steps down???its a bit radical just because Gary Caldwell put in for the Scotland managers job eh?
— The Rangers Bluenose (@RangersBluenose) February 1, 2018
Regan joined the Scottish FA from Yorkshire County Cricket Club in 2010 replacing former Rangers striker Gordon Smith in charge of the SFA.
Since taking charge, Regan has constantly been embroiled in controversy such as the referee strike, Rangers’ financial meltdown, the continued failure of the Scottish national team and the shameful response to the violence which marred the end of the 2016 Scottish Cup final.
With no manager and no chief executive, the Scottish FA are in shambles at a critical time ahead of the implementation of their ‘Project Brave’ blueprint to overhaul youth development in Scotland and the search for Gordon Strachan’s replacement.
In other Rangers news, Chris Sutton took a swipe at Gers fans after the win against Fraserburgh.