Rangers senior man has quit for 'personal' reasons - confirmed
By Richard Parks
Ex-Rangers director Barry Scott quit the club for “personal” reasons associated with the businesses that he runs, according to Dave King.
Scott and fellow director Paul Murray tendered their resignations from the Light Blues top table on Wednesday of last week.
That leaves chairman King alongside Douglas Park, Graeme Park, Alastair Johnston and John Bennet at present on the board of directors.
“I think Barry is going through a personal situation with his businesses and bits and pieces where he feels he can’t give his time and attention to the club and this point in time and he needs time to look at his own affairs,” said King, as quoted by the Times.
“Paul, I don’t actually know and you are probably better finding out from Paul. His resignation was a surprise to me. I just got an email saying he was going to resign. Having said that, I completely understand it. Being a Rangers director is not fun and there is a pressure on those in Glasgow in particular. There is a strain and stress and perhaps he has just had enough.”
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King says he is happy with the make-up of the Rangers board at present, and would only welcome new faces into the boardroom if they can add something to the hierarchy. Intriguingly, the South Africa-based businessman is convinced there are enough supporters at the top table, and would only consider genuinely independent directors who can improve the governance of the club. What about well-connected football people with the skills and contacts to add something new to the mix, Dave? Rangers have made so many poor decisions in recent years (the Pedro Caixinha appointment being perhaps the best example) and that is partly due to the lack of football knowhow on what is an inexperienced board. Compare that to Celtic, where the directors are real networkers who have been involved in the game for a long time, and the difference is stark.