SPL - Whyte slams board 'nonsense'

Sun, 08 May 09:16:00 2011

Craig Whyte has angrily hit out at the Rangers board after they expressed doubts over his cash pledges within hours of him completing his takeover of the club.

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Whyte successfully acquired Sir David Murray's 85 per cent shareholding in a deal worth 52.5 million, including a promise to invest 25m in the playing squad over five years and rejuvenate Ibrox Stadium.

But a statement released by the Independent Board Committee, led by Rangers chairman Alastair Johnston, revealed their continued scepticism over Whyte's ability to fund his pledges.

Whyte said: "What they said was complete and utter nonsense. I was surprised and disappointed with their statement.

"It's obvious certain individuals have a different agenda and don't like change. I've already spoken to them so they know my feelings."

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