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‘Rangers Board couldn’t afford cup of coffee without Mike Ashley’

7 years ago

A former Chief Executive and Mike Ashley ally, has been taunting the new board of Directors at Rangers.

Charles Green was sacked in 2013 and is high up on the list of people who Rangers fans blame for helping to create the financial mess the Glasgow club are in at this moment in time.

Now the former Chief Executive has claimed that the new board couldn’t even afford a cup of coffee if it wasn’t for Mike Ashley’s loans to the club.

Talking to the Herald, Charles Green:

 “Mike Ashley hasn’t gone away and the reality is that today Rangers are making a cup of coffee using Ashley’s money. “

“He has put a loan in there and as far as I’m aware, I do apologise if things have changed in the last couple of days, but the money they’re spending today and the wages they paid yesterday, they used Ashley’s money to pay that.”

Ashley to appoint Directors:

“If (new Directors) Paul Murray and Dave King have really got cash, I suspect this week they’ll pay Ashley his money back and then put their money in instead to replace it.

“If not, I suspect on Monday, they will be inviting Mike Ashley to appoint two new directors. I am happy to go back and represent Ashley. I can imagine that being fun.”

Any Rangers or Newcastle fans who thought Ashley was going to end his dual interest in the two clubs could be waiting a good while.

If Mike Ashley makes money out of something then thinking he will let it go lightly is pie in the sky.

The Newcastle United owner has his loans at the Glasgow club secured against assets and he is still making millions from his majority ownership of the official Rangers merchandise.

Whilst at St. James’ Park we all await any day now, the expected minimum £50m profits that Mike Ashley will have banked for last season at Newcastle.

United fans have, rightly or wrongly, become resigned to the fact there is no easy way of ridding themselves of Ashley.

The Rangers supporters however are now coming to terms with the reality that despite the recent boardroom changes, they might not see the back of Mike Ashley either for a very long time.


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