Green proposes Rangers quit Scotland
Charles Green says Rangers should leave Scottish football if SFA league reconstruction plans are approved
Rangers chief executive Charles Green believes the club should attempt to quit Scottish football if league reconstruction plans are approved.
The Scottish Premier League and the Scottish Football League on Tuesday agreed in principle to a restructuring plan that would see the organisations merge in a 12-12-18 structure.
Green told RangersTV: "I haven't read anything other than what is in the press and if that is what we have sat here eagerly awaiting to transform Scottish football, my advice to the board of Rangers is the quicker we can leave Scottish football the better. I can't see anything that is going to transform the finances, the status or the excitement."
If the new format was rubber-stamped for next season, Irn-Bru Third Division leaders Rangers would remain in the bottom tier of Scottish football regardless of any title success this term, albeit with the potential time frame for a return to the top-flight remaining the same.
The SPL needs an 11-1 majority among its clubs but the idea has already been informally approved by all 12. The SFL needs 22 of its clubs to back the plans, with a 16-10-16 plan previously being agreed unanimously by the 30 clubs.
Rangers, as associate members of the SFL, will not have a vote on the issue and expressed their unhappiness at not being invited to participate in the talks.
The article on the club's website, written by new director of communications James Traynor, also described the reconstruction plans as an "abomination". According to Green, the remainder of Rangers' season will be rendered meaningless if the proposals are accepted.
He said: "If this does happen what is the point of us finishing the season? Why should we send players out to get broken noses - like Ross Perry last week - or have players getting surgery when no-one can get promoted and no-one can get relegated.
"We might as well have a winter break now 'til next August. I can't see any point in carrying on with meaningless matches.
"In what league do you win a division and then end up playing the same teams again the following season? There is no meaning to it, in reality."
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Those in charge of scottish football atm need sacking they are a total joke, Mr Green is right Celtic & Rangers need to get out of scottish football.
Sonner rather than Later 12 team playing each other 4 times a season is god awful have been saying that for years.
If anything they should be looking to make the spl bigger 16 or 18 team play each other twice.
spread the money more evenly.
My reasons for saying 16 or 18 team is those teams out side the old firm would (id hope play the 2 games vs Celtic & Rangers like they were cup games).
& in return maybe take more points from them , rather than oh well we got 4 games vs either old firm thats our cash sorted for the season lets just go for damage limitation.
Also i think the higher priority should be switching to summer games granted our summers arnt much better than our winters but starting april & playing through the summer could only help.
Id also like to say although i agree with Mr Green .. i feel hes using the old nugget were leaving just to try & scare those in Charge Mr Green get something in place FIRST then say hey listen we have had enough of all this tosh, this is how it should be now sort it or were OFF.
Dont spout that oh we should leave asap to the media .. its like the old story of the boy who cried wolf.
The Pl does not need Rangers.
Would Rangers be prepaired to start at the bottom and try to work there way up.
Rangers are loyal to the flag but does that mean we owe them and allow them access to the greatest league in the world.
Would it have a finacial impact of any of our own teams.
This is a real tough decision but i guess we have Welsh teams here already, would it become a British league which could lead to a British team instead of England.
I dont envy the decision makers on this one, but good luck to Rangers in the future.