Rangers crisis leaves SFA with lots to talk about
New rules to vet directors will be discussed at annual meeting
THE SFA’s annual meeting was taking place today with talks likely to focus on preventing another crisis like the one engulfing Rangers.
Events at the administration-hit club were set to be one of the talking points at the Hampden summit.
It was expected that one of the main items on the agenda will be a resolution that gives clubs more responsibilities regarding incoming directors.
More onus was set to be placed on clubs to show they have carried out the necessary due diligence and investigation relating to new directors in terms of meeting the SFA’s “fit and proper person” criteria.
The move is effectively an attempt to prevent a repeat of Craig Whyte’s ill-fated tenure at Rangers.
That spell followed Whyte’s takeover of Sir David Murray’s majority shareholding last May.
The SFA ruled in March that owner Whyte was not a fit and proper person to run a football club following an independent inquiry into the stricken Glasgow giants.
Rangers were also charged with bringing the game into disrepute, resulting in a 12-month ban on signing players, which was ruled unlawful in the Court of Session.
As a result of the court action, the SFA have referred their disrepute charge back to their internal appeals process, with a date for the hearing yet to be determined.
In the meantime, SFA chief executive Stewart Regan was anticipating “plenty to discuss” at the annual meeting.
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