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Scottish Second Division Rangers' Boardroom Battle For Control Continues
Published August 5, 2013
GREEN VS. MCCOIST: In Glasgow, Alexander & McDermott reported "within minutes of arriving, Green threatened McCoist with the sack if he didn't win a cup this season." McCoist "laid into Green in an explosive post-match press conference." McCoist, when asked about Green's remarks, said, "If it was a threat, the self-acclaimed straight-talking Yorkshireman should know that boys from the west of Scotland don't scare easily." Green repeated that "the Rangers side who won the Third Division last season were the 'worst in the club's history.'" McCoist: "That would be bad luck -- to have the worst team in history and the worst chief executive at the same time" (Scotland DAILY RECORD, 8/4).
BATTLE LOOMING: In Glasgow, Richard Wilson opined "at the very least, the coming weeks will bear witness to turmoil." Brinksmanship is, after all, "seldom accompanied by a sense of calm." The ownership of the club is "at stake and two sides are determined to prevail." The next few days "will be revealing." Rangers Chair Walter Smith will "have to react to the return of Charles Green -- who had previously been intent on the removal of Ally McCloist's assistants -- and the emergence of Jim McColl as a figure attempting to force change in the boardroom" (HERALD SCOTLAND, 8/4).