Michael Brown claims that Rangers may cause significant changes in Scottish football after their lengthy public feud with the SPFL.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, the former Premier League midfielder admits that there was “considerable” support behind the Glasgow giants as they pushed for an inquiry into the behaviour of the governing body.
Having seen 13 clubs – 31 per cent of the SPFL member sides – back their push for an independent investigation, the Gers issued a statement insisting “it is clear that many members have lost confidence in the SPFL leadership.”
— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) May 12, 2020
While Rangers fell short in terms of the numbers required to launch an inquiry, Brown believes that there are clearly issues that need addressing in Scottish football.
Reacting to the Gers’ statement, Brown told Football Insider: “Seriously, what’s all that about? It’s mad. There’s obviously some doubts from people that they’re not sure about and they want improvements.
“31 per cent is a considerable amount asking to see change and asking for answers. We could start to see a change and Rangers and Celtic control it, as we all know.”
Rangers had called for the suspension of SPFL chief executive Neil Doncaster and legal adviser Rod McKenzie after making accusations of bullying and coercion surrounding the season resolution vote.
The bottom three tiers of Scottish football saw their seasons brought to an immediate end when Dundee controversially rescinded their initial vote after the ballot deadline to support the SPFL’s proposal.
In other Rangers news, Steven Gerrard has been tipped to consider selling a midfield mainstay for £8.8million.