Rangers Director James Easdale has resigned from the Bard and he says it’s because of pressure from supporters of the Scottish club.
James Easdale has voluntarily. resigned from Rangers Board
There is battle going on for control of the famous Rangers club and Easdale was in Mike Ashley corner, so to speak.
This is what Easdale, who has been on the Board since 2013, has said today:
“I drew great comfort from the shareholder votes in my favor at the AGM on 22 December – almost 90%,” “However, it was clear that this cut little ice with the fans who attended Ibrox on that day.”
“I personally feel to remain on the board even after securing shareholder backing once more would be a hollow victory for me without the fans’ support to help the club go forward.”
“I also want to dispel any remaining doubt that I received any remuneration from Rangers. I did not. Instead, I chose to work for free to benefit the club.”
“I want to see Rangers flourish again with both fans and shareholders working in harmony.” “To help achieve that objective, I think it is in the best interests of the club that I step aside and resign from the board of Rangers FC.”
And a statement to the London stock exchange read as follows:
“Rangers announces that James Easdale has resigned from the boards of the Company and Rangers Football Club Limited with immediate effect.”
“He leaves Rangers having never received any remuneration, bonus or compromise payment during his time at the club.”
“He would like to thank all the fans and shareholders who supported him and wishes the club a speedy return to the top flight of Scottish football and beyond.”
It’s difficult to have harmony at a football club when Mike Ashley is pulling the strings, and it seems that James Easdale just got sick of the who thing.
There is an Emergency General Meeting in London a week on Friday, when a group called Rangers First, led by South African based businessman Dave King, will try to oust current Board members David Somers, James Easdale, Derek Llambias and Barry Leach
So James has already left voluntarily.
The EGM is the next shoe to fall in this long running saga, and it could be that Mike Ashley is starting to lose control at Rangers FC.
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