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Rangers chief Green: Whyte did not 'bring us in'

Rangers chief executive Charles Green has insisted that former owner Craig Whyte did not 'bring him' to the club.

It has been suggested that Whyte, who bought the Glasgow club from Sir David Murray for £1 in May 2011, sought out Green to take over at Ibrox when it appeared that the oldco were heading towards liquidation.

But Green has pointed out that he was introduced to administrators Duff & Phelps by Whyte rather than him getting on board during the ex-owner's demise.

"I was the one who found a buyer, it wasn't Duff and Phelps," he told the BBC.

"When no credible buyer was coming forward my colleagues in London used our contacts in the City to put a suitable deal together."

An official statement from Green added: "I was not present when contact was initially made but subsequently met Craig Whyte who introduced me to the administrator.

"I had no previous association with Craig Whyte and it is misleading to suggest he 'brought us in'.

"I was brought to the transaction by Imran Ahmad following Duff and Phelps contacting Zeus Capital's Manchester office in February, due to their experience in the football sector."

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Andrew Slevison
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