Rangers Board Moves Meeting

17 February 2015, 08:20

The Rangers board has confirmed to the Stock Exchange it has found a new venue for next month's crucial general meeting.

It will now take place at London's The Grange Tower Bridge Hotel at noon on March 4.

The club's directors caused outrage among supporters when they announced earlier this month that they were staging the vote at another venue in the English capital - the Millennium Gloucester Hotel - 400 miles from Glasgow.

The hotel later cancelled the booking after its management grew worried the meeting would cause "significant disruption to guests and neighbours'' after it was reported supporters would descend on the venue in their droves to protest against the board.

Former oldco director Dave King has called the meeting in a bid to oust the current directors - chairman David Somers, James Easdale, Derek Llambias and Barry Leach - from Ibrox.

He needs to convince at least 51 per cent of the club's shareholders to back him and if successful, plans to replace the current board with former Blue Knight Paul Murray, Glasgow brewery boss John Gilligan and himself.

The South Africa-based businessman was bullish when he appeared at a press conference in Glasgow earlier this month, telling the board the "game was up''.

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