Rangers Official Website – 11th November 2012
“The Rangers Football Club today announced the appointment of two non-executive directors to the Club’s board of directors.
Former Manager Walter Smith and Ian Hart take their place on the board of directors with immediate effect.
Walter Smith commented: “It is a great privilege to serve the Club that means so much to me in the capacity of non-executive director.
“Serious constructive efforts are being made to rebuild Rangers after a very difficult period in the Club’s history and if I can play a part helping that process, I am willing to do so. Apart from being a former manager of the Club, I am first and foremost a supporter and am no different from the many thousands of other Rangers fans who have shown they’re willing to do what they can to ensure Rangers rises again.
“I must make it clear, however, that I will not be playing any role in the day-to-day running of the Club or the team. It’s the manager’s job to run the team and the chief executive’s job to run the Club’s affairs. The role I will fulfil is to bring my experience of Rangers and football in general to the board table and that is what I will do.
“The people who purchased the Club have shown over the last few months they are serious in their intentions to rebuild Rangers and I am happy, as many other fans have done, to lend my support.”
Rangers Official Website – 7th December 2012
WALTER SMITH will officially rejoin Rangers when he takes a non-executive director role when the share issue is completed later this month.
The legendary former manager revealed he was coming back two weeks ago – along with businessman Ian Hart – after buying into Charles Green’s vision for the recovery of the club.
So he became a director WITH IMMEDIATE EFFCET as was announced on 11th November.
Today he will become a director later this month.
He revealed he was coming back two weeks ago – 23rd November?
Did I imagine what teh Rangers website said on 11th November?
Maybe Adam, who has his finger on the pulse it seems, can tell us how immediate effect in November means end of December?
Rangers just can’t get enough of these odd moments, can they?
And I thought I would check by clicking here – the Official Rangers Website page for “Chairman and Board”.
I am confused.
Posted by Paul McConville