It was a momentous last week with a number of highlights taking place to get our club back on the right footing
- The past retail deal with Sports Direct was torn up and a new deal put in its place allowing the club to take in more of the proceeds from the replica shirts. Rumours state that this could allow the club to rake in 5 Million per season and judging by the way the Superstore at Ibrox sold out in hours of the deal being announced may well be true.
- Ashley sold his stake in the club with 50% being bought by Supporters group Club 1872 and the other 50% by Julian Wolhardt the chief executive officer of Dehong Capital Partners, a private equity firm based in Hong Kong. Club 1872 are now the 2nd biggest shareholder.
- Mark Adam has been appointed Director of Football, his last position was at Manchester City
Players ins and outs so far
Portuguese defenders Bruno Alves and Fabio Cardoso and compatriots Dalcio and Daniel Candeias, who play in wide attacking roles, as well as Colombian striker Alfredo Morelos and Mexican duo Carlos Pena and Eduardo Herrera – a midfielder and a striker – have joined midfielder Ryan Jack in moving to Ibrox this summer.
Joe Garner to Ipswich
Players omitted from the UEFA squad
Rob Kiernan, Andy Halliday, Matt Crooks, Harry Forrester, Michael O’Halloran and Joe Dodoo. It looks like they could well be on their way out of Ibrox.
Andy Halliday was quoted yesterday as being on a possible 1 year loan deal to Azeri side Gabala, wonder if we will manage to get him down to the Bear Pit this season?
Our Season starts off this Thursday night (29th June) with a Europa League1st Round tie against Progres Niederkorn. Its a complete sell out at Ibrox for our first European game in a number of years.
Game kicks off at 22.45 Baku time and will be shown in the Clansman, come on down and watch the game.
The AGM will be held in the coming weeks and the date will be sent out shortly. There will be positions on the committee available so if anyone would like to assist keep the club running please let us know.
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