Whyte defends his Glasgow Rangers conduct

Rangers owner and chairman Craig Whyte has stated that despite reports in the Scottish media, there are no ‘missing millions’ in the club’s finances.

Reports in Scotland have stated that the Ibrox outfit, who have brought in administrators to solve their financial woes, were missing money, believed to have been embezzled by the executive.

Whyte has refuted these claims, and stated that he is adamant that the club will come out of this period stronger than it went in.

“There will be absolute clarity from the administrators. There are no missing millions,” he told Sky Sports.

“There has been some outrageous and malicious reporting, particularly in the Scottish media.

“I can assure Rangers fans that every penny going into the club has been accounted for and will be accounted for.

“I don’t walk away from anything. I’m in regular contact with the administrators.

“I’m working as hard as I can to help resolve the issues and make sure Rangers come out stronger on the other side of this.

“It’s a huge challenge. I took that challenge on. I’m not walking away from it and that’s what we’re working on right now.

“Rangers are a massive business and brand. They’ve got the best supporters in the world and together we’ll get through this.

“I’ve been a stand-up guy ever since day one when I bought Rangers back in May last year.

“I took on a club with huge financial difficulties. I’ve been working ever so hard to solve these financial difficulties.

“I would hope like every other Rangers fan that we get out of it (administration) as quickly as possible, but I can’t put a timescale on that at the moment.

“Although we’re going through a very, very painful process at the moment for all Rangers fans, it’s a process that really is absolutely necessary and we will come out the other side of this as a stronger, more sustainable business,” he concluded.

By Gareth McKnight