Reports revealed that the Ibrox board were considering trying to recruit the former chief executive of the Scottish Football League, but Herald Sport understands that Longmuir has no interest in any role at the club at present.
Rangers need a new chief executive and new board members, to assist James Easdale, the non-executive director, and Brian Stockbridge, the finance director and company secretary. Longmuir has the experience and a profile amongst the Rangers support, but the position does not appeal to him at this time.
Attempts to find a solution to the club's problems continued yesterday with Dave King, the former Rangers director, flying into Glasgow and heading straight for a meeting with Sandy Easdale, who sits on the Ran-gers Football Club board. The Easdale brothers, who own McGills buses, own or have proxy votes for around 25% of the shares in Rangers International Football Club, including those held by Blue Pitch Holdings and Margarita Holdings, the two funds which were part of the consortium Charles Green led to buy the business and assets from Rangers Football Club plc in liquidation last summer.
Speaking on his arrival at Glasgow Airport, King said his aim was "to get rid of the disunity and lack of harmony at both board level and between the board and the fans. I'm here to see whether I am in a position to facilitate taking the club forward." He also insisted that the meeting, which he arranged, must stay confidential, which Sandy Easdale complied with. "I had a very pleasant meeting with Dave King at McGill's Buses in Inchinnan," Sandy Easdale said. "He's a very interesting man and I enjoyed his company. However, our discussion was private and I will be saying nothing further."
King was also expected to meet Paul Murray this weekend, with Murray one of four directors that another group of institutional shareholders wish to see nominated for the board at the annual meeting, which is due to be held before the end of the year. The minutes of a meeting last Thursday between representatives of the four main Rangers fans groups - the Rangers Supporters Trust, the Rangers Supporters Association, the Rangers Supporters Assembly and the North American Rangers Supporters Association - and Jim McColl, Paul Murray and Malcolm Murray, revealed that Paul Murray is aware of an individual who is prepared to pay the costs of the agm. That would allow it to be held as soon as possible and somewhere other than Ibrox, since using the stadium would delay it until December.
The meeting also heard the plans of the group, who want to see Paul Murray, Malcolm Murray, Scott Murdoch and Alex Wilson appointed to the board. They include protecting Ibrox using an asset lock, and more fan involvement in the club.
"They confirmed they would take steps to [protect Ibrox and Murray Park] and this would entail consultation with the shareholder base," said the minutes of the meeting, released by the supporters groups. "They spoke about Rangers directors being bound by a constitution established to do just that and to also constrain future boards from for example borrowing beyond agreed levels.
The intention is to work towards proper fan involvement. A future shareholder structure where financial institutions, high net worth individuals and individual fans and fans organisations all had significant holdings would be welcomed. The group would canvass the support for input before anything was implemented."
Paul Murray also hopes the club will shortly reveal the identities of the beneficial shareholders behind Blue Pitch Holdings and Margarita Holdings, after his lawyers made a request to discover who is behind the funds. Since they make up part of the voting block associated with the Easdales, and were central to Charles Green's powerbase, Murray is adamant that supporters deserve the right to know who is making key decisions affecting the club.