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Dave King: Rangers will not call in administrators any time soon

Former Rangers director Dave King insists he does not believe the club will call in administrators any time soon.

Rumours swept across social networking sites on Sunday night claiming Ibrox chief executive Graham Wallace was preparing the club for their second insolvency event in the space of two years.

The club responded by saying the rumours were "completely false" but the panic has worried already-anxious Gers supporters further following the £14.4million loss recorded last year.

However, despite vowing to take on the unpopular Ibrox board, South Africa-based King does not think the current directors are desperate enough yet to place the club back into administration.

The Castlemilk-born multi-millionaire said: "I don't believe that it is likely that the club will go into administration at the present time."

Meanwhile, King says Rangers boss Ally McCoist is right to take a step back from the Ibrox power struggle.

King stepped up his bid for boardroom change last week when he encouraged the Light Blues support to withhold season-ticket cash.

The 58-year-old - who is set to fly to Scotland next week - intervened after the club was forced to accept a £1.5million loan from investors Sandy Easdale and Laxey Partners.

The loan is secured against the club's Edminston House and Albion car park facilities, while Laxey stand to make a £150,000 profit in either cash or shares by the time their £1million is repaid according to terms criticised as wildly generous by supporters group the Union of Fans.

The ruling regime responded to King's 1,500-word statement by accusing him of "destabilising and damaging" the club.

That left McCoist in an impossible position when he was asked which side of the battle he backed at his Friday press conference.

Instead of answering, though, the manager of the League One champions-elect opted not to discuss the latest drama at all.

But King says McCoist is right to shy away from non-football matters while the fight for control of the club intensifies.

"I believe that it is the manager's job to focus on team affairs and to stay away from the corporate activities that he has no influence over," he said.

"I have not had discussions with Ally on my recent statements and I don't believe that it would be appropriate for me to do so.

"Ally has always demonstrated his loyalty to the club and will, no doubt, continue to put the club ahead of any individual."

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