Departing Rangers chief Mather takes pot shot at critics

Craig Mather quit his post as chief executive of Rangers on Wednesday and was quick to defend himself after being criticised by many outsiders during his tenure.

The English businessman, along with non-executive director Brian Smart, have walked away from Ibrox with the now ex-chief hitting out those he felt were trying to undermine his reign.

“My short tenure as chief executive has been beset by incessant attempts to destabilise the operations of the club, all done supposedly in the interests of Rangers,” he said.

“Despite recent events and speculation, the facts of the matter are the club is financially secure and in a far better place than it was a year ago.

“Unlike most football clubs, Rangers has money in the bank, no borrowings and this season we have assembled a squad which is capable of progressing through the leagues.

“I had real faith in the rebuilding of Rangers and invested significantly in the club.

“Sadly, those who have been most active in upsetting the very good progress we’ve been making were not willing to do the same.

“No individual is more important than Rangers and my departure will hopefully alleviate some of the pressure surrounding the club and herald an end to the current hysteria, which I believe most fans desperately want to see.

“It is often forgotten that I put in £1million of my own money but I can assure everyone that it was never about the money for me.”

 
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