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Rangers Wants Out of Scottish Soccer
Daily Mail, January 10th, 2013 4:23PM
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Rangers CEO Charles Green has said his club would seek an exit route from Scottish soccer if a league reconstruction that is currently being considered comes to pass.

Clubs in Scotland’s Football League, which is currently divided into three leagues of 10 teams each, are set to vote on a restructuring that would result in a 12-team first division and an 18-team second division. The third division would then be dissolved.

Rangers, which is currently the runaway leader in the third division following its relegation from the 12-team Scottish Premier League for financial mismanagement last year, sees little point in finishing this season if the third division is to be subsumed.

In an interview with Rangers TV, Green said the club would pursue all of its options, including leaving the Scottish League setup altogether. “On first glance, of course, there is nowhere for us to go,” he said. “Hand on heart, today there isn’t an option. But that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t start looking for an option.”

To date, UEFA has not allowed cross-border leagues. Unless the European governing body decides to soften its stance, Rangers will have no alternative.

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