Rangers’ board cull continues as Ibrox club dumps another suit

Rangers’ board cull continues as Ibrox club dumps another suit
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - NOVEMBER 22: A general view outside the stadium prior to the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Aberdeen at Ibrox Stadium on November 22, 2020 in Glasgow, Scotland. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Rangers’ board overhaul continues as Finance Director Kenny Barclay leaves the club, with the only familiar remaining embers of the ‘old’ regime being director Graeme Park and Staff Liaison Officer Greg Marshall.

Barry Scott, David Graham, Graeme Park, Ross Wilson, Stewart Robertson, Andrew Dickson and now Barclay have all gone in the last year or so, with a massive acceleration of five major heavy hitters in the past few weeks, as the shuffle and cull continues.

The only remaining directors are Julian Wolhardt, George Taylor, James Blair and Alastair Johnston, but they’re not daily or active and only have slim ties to the club these days, aside Blair.

But it’s the cull of the past few months which has seen so much talk of changeover, and Kenny Barclay moving on as well further emphasises this notion, for right or wrong.

Is a takeover coming? As we’ve said before, it’s difficult to engage a takeover when no one group or individual owns the company. So we’re not even going to indulge the talk of one until it becomes clear that existing shareholders are going to all sell their shares to one party. And there’s no sign of that happening.

As it is, it’s a huge cull at the top, with so many big players exiting stage left, as one after another moves on.

It’s been needed, it really has, but of course we need it to impact on the pitch.

This is an intense summer of change, one that has been on the cards for years. It’s been a long time coming but it has to be the right change to affect the right areas and make the positive impact it needs.

Was Barclay bad at his job?

Well as Finance Director we can’t exactly say we thrived under him so perhaps he was, but he’s just one in a line of many to exit the club as we undergo a massive transition.

Time will tell if these changes all have the much-desired and needed positive effects we require from them or if it’s just kicking the can down the road.

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