The BBC’s Chris McLaughlin was spot on when he suggested last night that Walter Smith was on the point of leaving Ibrox.
The Rangers website today has the following statement:-
RANGERS announces that Walter Smith has today resigned from his position as Chairman and a director of the Company with immediate effect.
Short and sweet?
He has already been removed from the webpage showing the Board of Directors.
The Board of Rangers International Football Club PLC now consists of Craig Mather, Brian Stockbridge, Bryan Smart, James Easdale and Ian Hart.
One would have thought that Mr Smith deserved a better goodbye than the one sentence quoted above, especially bearing in mind his loyal service to Rangers over many years.
It will be interesting to hear from him about his departure, although he may well have signed up to a confidentiality clause.
Who will break cover first to comment – Mr Mather, Mr Green or Mr McCoist? And will Ally stay with his long-time mentor having had enough?
Might Mr McCoist’s large shareholding (and his large salary) be enough to keep him from walking away himself?
The saga continues!
Posted by Paul McConville