Murray and Cartmell exit Rangers
CELTIC FANS’ TICKET BOOST
FORMER chairman Malcolm Murray and fellow non-executive director Phil Cartmell have left the board of Rangers.
Murray stepped down as chairman in May, amid speculation of moves to oust him, but remained as a director until now.
He was replaced in the role by ex-Gers boss Walter Smith in a unanimous decision by the rest of the board aimed at bringing stability to the club.
Smith, who returned to Rangers as a non-executive director in November after two spells as team manager, said in a statement: “Malcolm and Phil have made important and valuable contributions to the club.
“The last year has presented the club with a number of challenges and it has been beneficial to have two highly experienced non-executive directors such as Malcolm and Phil offering assistance.
“On behalf of the board I would like to thank them for their considerable efforts in helping to rebuild Rangers.
“Both men have other significant business interests and we wish them well.” CELTIC fans are set to receive extra tickets for their Champions League qualifier at Cliftonville.
The Northern Ireland champions have been given permission by UEFA to install additional seating at their Solitude home for the clash on July 17.
The Reds revealed at the weekend that all available tickets had been snapped up for the first leg of the second qualifying round tie against the Scottish champions.
However, fans of both sides look set to benefit from the news that Cliftonville have been given the green light to increase the capacity of their stadium, which is currently around 2,500.
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