Rangers interim chairman Douglas Park does not believe Stewart Robertson’s SPFL board position is untenable despite the current tension between the Gers and the governing body [Rangers.co.uk].
Park was asked about his colleague during a Q+A session uploaded to the club website on Sunday morning.
As a managing director of Rangers and an SPFL board member, Robertson has been in a unique situation throughout this saga, with his club seeking to expose the mismanagement of an organisation in which he’s also a senior player.
However, Park doesn’t believe it’s time for Robertson to step away, despite the SPFL accusing him of ‘gross breaches of confidentiality.’
“Why would it be?” he responded, as quoted by Rangers.co.uk when asked if Robertson’s position was untenable. “He’s raised genuine concerns about corporate governance. We’ve then shared our concerns with experienced counsel with significant knowledge in this particular area.”
“He’s confirmed many of our views and pointed out other failings which go beyond our initial concerns. We then spent a significant amount of time preparing a detailed document providing the facts of the situation. Throughout all of this, we’ve continued to take legal advice and ensure we do things in a proper manner.”
Park says elsewhere during the Q+A that Robertson has been ‘first-class’ throughout the dispute and that “he’s made a significant personal sacrifice and taken a lot of flak for doing what he, and many others, believe is simply the right thing to do.”
Douglas Park has become the second key Rangers figure, after interim deputy chairman John Bennett, to back Stewart Robertson this weekend.
The Gers managing director’s position within the SPFL has been one of many dramatic aspects of this feud but as far as the club is concerned, their man is simply trying to improve the governance of the game and has done no wrong.
Whether or not the efforts of all involved come to fruition or not will likely depend on the vote at Tuesday’s EGM.
Rangers are putting forth a united front right now, and they’ll be hoping the other clubs share their enthusiasm for answers.