Former Celtic star Charlie Nicholas is adamant “there’s something going on” at Rangers and reckons significant boardroom changes are incoming.
The Ibrox side are in a state of flux after chairman Dave King stepped down on Friday with long-term board member Douglas Park filling the void for the short-term.
The businessman has returned to South Africa to tend to his personal business interests as the world comes to terms with the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.
King made it clear at last November’s AGM that his time at the helm was coming to an end but supporters are keen to find out what’s next.
We exclusively revealed that Graeme Souness would love a return to his former club as a member of the boardroom if he is asked.
And Jim McColl – the former shareholder with an £800m fortune – has confirmed he’s ruling nothing out over possible investment in the “medium term”.
Those developments have left Nicholas in no doubt that sweeping changes are incoming at Ibrox.
The 58-year-old, writing in his Daily Express column, said: ” Rangers at boardroom level have now become interesting.
“First you have wealthy businessman Jim McColl interested in copying Liverpool’s Moneyball philosophy.
“Then Graeme Souness claims he would love to join the Ibrox board.
“There is something going on out there. It is all a bit weird that in this time of uncertainty you still have the prospect of investors
“Change looks to be in the air but can they get it right?
“The chairmanship at Rangers in the past seemed to be like a game of musical chairs.
“They must have run round the boardroom before they decided who will be next.
“I met Douglas Park a lot when I travelled with the Rangers party to cover their Champions League games.
“I don’t think Douglas was ever interested in getting anywhere near as involved as he is. Maybe his son would have pushed but now Douglas finds himself as the main man after Dave King stepped down.
“I always had my suspicions about King. What was going on and why did he continually want to fight Mike Ashley?”