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Newcastle United’s Derek Llambias Meets Rangers Fans To Discuss Renaming Ibrox

8 years ago

While things may have settled down on the renaming furore at St.James’ Park, in a surprise move Newcastle United Managing Director, Derek Llambias, has met with Rangers fans to discuss the naming rights for Ibrox.

It has been much publicised that Rangers’ Chief Executive, Charles Green, has been trying to sell the stadium naming rights. This has now moved on with The Scottish Herald ireporting that following Mike Ashley having talks with Rangers regarding purchasing the rights, both Green and Derek Llambias met with 300 Rangers fans at a fans’ forum on Friday night in Govan.

Ashley of course is a major shareholder at the Scottish club and Sports Direct are the ‘official retail partner’ of Glasgow Rangers.

The following statement was then put up on the official Rangers’ website;

“Following a discussion on the potential commercial opportunities for the club through naming rights, fans gave the go ahead for Green to progress the issue but made clear that any renaming of the stadium should include ‘Ibrox’”.

Maybe what we can take from this is that Rangers and Mike Ashley/Derek Llambias are learning from what happened with the St.James’ Park fiasco and that consultation with fans is the way forward.


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