CEO rants, as Walter Smith resigns as Ranger's Chairman

Rangers Chairman Walter Smith has left his post after less than three months, as relations with the club hierarchy have broken down over the past few weeks.

The appointment of former Rangers CEO Charles Green as a paid consultant is said to have caused anger among some staff, including Smith, after Green indicated that manager Ally McCoist's position could be in question.

McCoist launched an attack on Green after his side’s shock Scottish League Cup defeat to Forfar Athletic at the weekend. Green had announced prior to kick off that this year's Rangers team must win a cup competition in addition to the League.

After these comments McCoist labeled Green as an embarrassment to the club, and it seems evident that the pair will find it difficult to work together, calling into question the running of the club.

This comes amidst the news that current CEO Craig Mather issued a statement regarding a group of shareholders who were calling for his own removal.

He said: 'So it is with deep regret that I find I must address the recent frenzy that has surrounded this great club.

'Again there are those attempting to bang down the doors simply because they feel they should be inside before any others and for no good reason other than self gain and arrogance'.

He attacked the group for trying to force their way into their way into the club.

'Not a single one of them stepped forward willing to invest their own money. Yet now they think they can waltz into the club'.

The feeling is that just as Rangers were finding themselves on solid ground once again, another bout of infighting appears to have started.

Having been crowned Scottish Third Division Champions in the last campaign, Rangers begin their season at home to Brechin City on Saturday in the newly named Scottish League 1.

image: © stevendepolo

FIFA World Cup 2018FIFA 2018 World Cup Russia - click here for all of our coverage...

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch