Malcolm Murray, the chairman of the new Rangers, has called on Walter Smith to join forces with Charles Green's consortium rather than trying to take charge with the help of Scottish businessmen Jim McColl and Douglas Park.
Murray also insists the new regime at Ibrox want Ally McCoist to stay as manager and begin the process of trying to persuade players to allow their registrations to transfer to the newco.
In a round of media interviews yesterday, Murray sought to heal the rift between the new club's owners and the fans, who want Smith's consortium to own The Rangers Football Club. Murray, who claims to be a life-long Rangers supporter, said that "it's in everyone's interest to have unity". Yet there remain inconsistencies, with Murray claiming that "flipping [a quick sale of the business] is not what it's about and I wouldn't be involved if it was", even though Green said the day before that his investors would listen to offers.
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