The new regime at Rangers had suspended Derek Llambias, Sandy Easdale and Barry Leach.

However, the Glasgow club has now confirmed that Easdale has resigned his directorships at Rangers and the parting of their ways has been ‘amicable’.

The big question though was always going to be what happened with Derek Llambias and Barry Leach.

Mike Ashley’s men having been sent up to sort Rangers out and allegedly to look after Mike Ashley’s interests.

If they also withdraw ‘amicably’ then we can probably safely assume that Mike Ashley will have accepted his influence at Rangers won’t exist long-term. If though he insists they go back on the board as the two appointees he has the power to nominate as part of the terms of Sports Direct’s loan deal, then Newcastle fans will wonder about his future intentions with the two clubs and where he intends to concentrate his ‘influence’.

Rangers released the following statement with the news:

‘The Rangers Football Club Limited confirms that matters have been resolved with Sandy Easdale on an amicable basis.

Mr Easdale has agreed to resign from his directorships with the Group with immediate effect and he does so wishing the Club, its supporters and the new board every success for the future.

The club thanks Mr Easdale for his co-operation in this changeover and confirms the investigation previously referred to will not now proceed.

The club is also happy to confirm that Mr Easdale did not receive any remuneration in respect of the directorships he held with the club.’

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