Mr Salmond was briefly interviewed on the BBC yesterday regarding the position of Rangers.
Below is a transcript of what he had to say.
“My appeal to Rangers and to HMRC is – can’t we agree on a sum that’s due and a means of paying it that allows Rangers to continue as an effective functioning football club in Scotland because Scottish football, even Celtic, needs Rangers. Scottish football needs Rangers.
“We want Rangers to survive and that should be a key goal and requirement prevailing on nut just Rangers, not just Craig Whyte, but HMRC as well.”
When asked about the need for regulation in football, he replied, “There are processes going on at the present moment.
“In the last few weeks I contacted both Rangers and HMRC, whose record in court is not particularly good at the present moment and I said once this Tribunal which is adjudicating on what genuinely owed – once that Inland Revenue Tribunal sets a sum – can’t that not be agreed as the sum that has to be paid and a time scale agreed to allow the club to pay it without going out of business.
“Now that seems to me an entirely reasonable proposition that would allow the Inland Revenue to get what they are due and allow Rangers to pay their obligations but continue as a vibrant part, not just of Scottish football, but of Scottish culture. I still think that is the best way forward.
“Perhaps people should concentrate on coming to an agreement and moving forward and keeping Scottish football intact with a great future.
“I want to see Rangers continue for the next century and more, contributing to the excitement and fun of Scottish football.”