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Paul Murray passed ‘fit and proper’ by SFA

Paul Murray

The SFA today announced that interim Rangers Chairman Paul Murray has been passed as ‘fit and proper’ to continue his role at the club. A decision on Dave King has yet to be announced.

The SFA published this statement on their website:

The Scottish FA can confirm that at a meeting of the Professional Game Board (PGB) on Thursday, 30th April, consideration was given to the Fit and Proper status of Mr Paul Murray as a director of Rangers Football Club in respect of Article 10.2 of the Articles of Association.

This followed a submission from the club of an Amendment Form to its Official Return. Specifically, Mr Murray was invited to provide information in relation to his involvement as “a director of a club in membership of any National Association within the 5-year period preceding such club having undergone an insolvency event”.

The PGB examined Mr Murray’s involvement as a director of Rangers FC in the five years preceding the insolvency event experienced in 2012. Particular focus was given to Mr Murray’s role and function as Director, any financial benefit or otherwise from the insolvency event, steps taken to avoid the insolvency event, co-operation throughout the insolvency event and intentions as a Director to avoid a repetition of the mistakes of the past.

Having considered the documentation provided, and taking into account Mr Murray’s detailed personal submission before it, the PGB is satisfied that Mr Murray is Fit and Proper in terms of Article 10.2.

This was followed by a statement from Paul Murray on the club’s official website:

“I am delighted the matter has now been positively resolved and I can fully focus on the job of helping rebuild Rangers Football Club.

“It is another step forward for Rangers and I thank the Scottish FA and the Professional Game Board for their understanding during the process.

“It is an honour and privilege to be a Director of this institution and it is a responsibility I take seriously. Today’s announcement confirms what I always believed, that I am fit and proper to play an active role on the Rangers Board and will work tirelessly to take the club back to the top of Scottish football and beyond.”


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