Your time's up Dave King, Rangers can't take any more humiliations
When Dave King swept to power at Ibrox in 2015 he promised accountability and transparency at Rangers after years of fans being kept in the dark by powerbrokers within the club.
Gone would be the days where fans would be treated as an afterthought – despite being a huge source of funding for the club – and Rangers’ name would no longer be dragged through the mud by an embarrassing cavalcade of crooks, conmen and charlatans.
Now, almost three years on from the EGM which removed Mike Ashley’s puppets from the Blue Room, the only difference is the faces on the board as the club continue to stumble from one shambles to the next.
Pedro Caixinha’s sacking on October 26th should have been an easy fix; Derek McInnes was the undoubted first-choice of the majority of the Ibrox board and should have been in the hotseat before Halloween but at this rate, Rangers might not have a new manager in place by Easter.
With McInnes’ rejection, it’s just the latest in a long line of humiliations for the club under King’s watch and it’s time for the South African-based businessman to step down as chairman and look to sell his shareholding in the club if it is to have any chance of ever getting out of the mess it is in.
If McInnes’ decision to remain at Pittodrie wasn’t bad enough for one day, the utterly ridiculous statement released by the Rangers board late on Thursday night should be reason enough for heads to roll.
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While claiming to “endorse” McInnes’ decision to stay at Pittodrie – if they endorse it why approach him in the first place? – the holier-than-thou attitude and “we never really wanted him” tone of the statement released turned what should have been cause for he board to go away and re-think their plan into an yet another absolute PR disaster under the guidance of PR “guru” Jim Traynor.
Enough is enough.
If King is the die-hard Rangers supporter he has claimed to be, he’ll do the right thing and move on at the risk of being forced out in the exact same manner that King swept to power in early 2015.
In other Rangers news, Joe Dodoo is set to return to the club in January