It doesn't pay to pick the wrong side in a takeover Rangers have announced that former chairman Alastair Johnston and Paul Murray have been removed from their roles as directors of the club. The changes follow tycoon Craig Whyte's takeover of the Ibrox side earlier this month - a buy-out that had been met with opposition from the two men. The news was confirmed in a statement to the stock exchange this morning, which read: "The board announces that on 23 May 2011 Alastair Johnston and Paul Murray were removed as directors of The Rangers Football Club P.L.C. The Directors of The Rangers Football Club P.L.C. accept responsibility for this announcement."