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Former Everton FC manager Walter Smith back on board at Rangers

12 Nov 2012 00:00:00

Former Everton FC manager Walter Smith back on board at Rangers

Former Rangers manager Walter Smith has joined the new regime at Ibrox by accepting a place on the board.

Rangers last night announced that ex-Everton boss Smith and retired Glasgow businessman Ian Hart had accepted the role of non-executive directors. The move is a huge coup for chief executive Charles Green, who has been trying to bring Smith on board since the former Scotland manager launched a takeover bid hours after Green’s Sevco Scotland company initially took control at Ibrox in June. Smith, who managed Rangers to 10 league titles in two spells, described his appointment as a “great privilege”'.

In a statement issued by the club, he said: “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.

“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.” Related stories From around the web Related Tags


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